@ Dr Wrongo: I totally agree. I have never …

Comment on Making Alice all solar would raise costs 300%: Giles by Fred the Philistine.

@ Dr Wrongo: I totally agree. I have never heard anyone complain about their solar power. The ones who remain with gas or electricity are going to find they are going to have a very large bill around their neck. Why are we rushing this?
If you want to see solar power at its best, go and see the solar panels on Double Tree Hilton.
It obviously means that the local electricity is too expensive.
In Alice Springs, there are hundreds of happy solar panel owners. The gas power station would have been better built at the gas well head. Hence no expense of a gas line.

Fred the Philistine Also Commented

Making Alice all solar would raise costs 300%: Giles
Well, I don’t know where Adam Giles gets his facts from. Solar power and batteries are getting cheaper every day.
When you speak to people with solar power on their houses and businesses, they are very happy, some don’t even get a bill, and if they do its a very small one.
Adam Giles would do better to look into the Alice Springs council, shortfall of $600,000.
One can only question the council’s competencies when they cannot post the correct rates.
Another $6000 to $7000 wasted. How much more is being wasted that the public do not know about? Well done.

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Did Wilfred and Gisela Thor have to die?
I agree with Baffel. Tourists should be more responsible, however, we need to take more precautions as well.
Having emergency packs in hire vehicles (like a knapsack with water, tourch, flares, space blanket, hydralite tablets etc).
Also on hot days, the rangers should be checking the car parks every afternoon at 4.00pm. If cars are still there he should then go and look along the track.
There needs to be more signage. Like all the parks around Alice Springs, the facilities and the signage are very poor.

Indigenous art gallery centrepiece of Gunner’s plans for Alice
What a total waste of money this is going to be. NT Govt is already $875M deficit in the budget. By the way, who is going to run the so called cultural centre?

If it is going to be built on the Melankas site, what about the sacred trees, or aren’t they sacred anymore?

‘Extreme vetting’ and Pine Gap
The fairest thing is to send them back to their own country and let them come in through the proper channels like the migrants in the 1950s to 1960s had to do.

Four lanes through Gap: Does Alice need them?
You are all missing the point. This town is a service town for the Indigenous.
People only come here for the work. If this town did not have social security moneys, this town would be even smaller. There is nothing here to attract people except for work.
You also have people who take advantage of the Indigenous, e.g. taxi drivers. This town is controlled by very few people.
What annoys me is the police at the bottle shops. This should be funded by the bottle shops themselves. Why should the tax payers pay for it?
Take the social moneys and the government grants out of this town and see what you’ve got.
A four lane highway through The Gap should have been built in the beginning.
Things here have been done so slovenly, but have made alot of people rich. There is no town planning in this town.
Maybe we need to get someone like Donald Trump to kick some arses and sack a few councillors and employ some who will get the job done.

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Well said, Mabel.

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