If the government and the tourism industry was able to …

Comment on Ayers Rock Resort loan not from the public purse by Giddyup.

If the government and the tourism industry was able to respect aboriginal culture and people that would be the start of a whole raft of good outcomes.
But sadly that seems impossible for them.
I think in the next week or so Giles or one of his gang will be making an announcement about several million dollars of funding for an indigenous cultural event on Arrernte land that was thought up and planned before any Arrernte people were spoken to.
They have caused a lot of anguish and concern amongst the community but are continuing to drive their bulldozers through our unique living cultural heritage.

Recent Comments by Giddyup

New attraction while we can’t look after the ones we have?
And as for the national indigenous cultural centre, what a joke when we have no respect or care for the very many cultural / sacred sites within our town.


Spread renewables, government asked
Brunswick council had a scheme 30 years ago. You could round up your power bill or just pay any amount extra and it would go to renewable energy infrastructure.
What you payed was tallied and the value of the renewable energy produced by your investment was deducted from your future bills.


Art at Anzac oval: No new rugby fields, says Lambley
Corner of Parsons Street and the highway: The rail yards are an empty, ugly space, as close to the CBD as Anzac.


National Indigenous gallery process hijacked?
Yep. Railyards.


Recommendations in for National Indigenous Art Gallery site
No to either option. Anzac oval is used by everyone, sports, events (Midnight Oil) etc.
It’s a good looking spot with Anzac Hill and the river. We should keep, it not build some monolithic potential white elephant of an architect’s wet dream there. Why crowd ourselves in?
A much better plan: Build your flash building on the wasteland near the railway line, bang, right on the highway.
You could incorporate a new train station into it, begin the process of taking the freight yards south of The Gap. Then also build on a couple of vacant blocks in town, next door to KFC, old servo opposite Catholic Church, etc and use some if the government buildings in town as specialist galleries for different topics.
It will add value to all the buildings and businesses around them.
Put some bucks into some public art to link these sites through walking trails. Put some dollars into Olive Pink, Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame, Araluen, Desert Park, also for specialist displays and events.
An amphitheatre at Melanka’s. Bring life to the whole town not just one isolated area.
And please don’t build a space to store expensive collections of art in a flood zone.


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