On the subject of electricity: Is street lighting infrastructure on …

Comment on Alice solar future needs facts and figures by Bob Taylor.

On the subject of electricity: Is street lighting infrastructure on council roads and public areas owned by ASTC or PAWC?
On September 30, 2015 the NT News reported: “Councils are now being told they’ve got to maintain, replace and upgrade street lighting.”
This would appear to be a major shift of responsibility to Territory councils.
Apparently ASTC budgeted $469,000 in 2014-15 for street lighting.
Have or will councils (rate payers) be compensated for this shift in financial responsibility?
Do councils have the technical expertise in this type of electrical infrastructure or its maintenance?
How is the exact cost of street lighting costed?
Shouldn’t this subject be an election issue or is it a done deal?
Bob Taylor, Braitling.

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Alice solar future needs facts and figures
And on the subject of Solar Power: Tasmania had a bit of a shock this summer when they lost their power connection (BassLink Cable) to the mainland and their hydro dams dropped to record low levels.
It would appear from the following article that part of the solution was solar. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-16/tch-solar-uptake-on-tasmanian-farms/7747514?section=tas
Bob Taylor, Braitling


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This is a good example of a good legitimate question put to a government and to be answered fully, but unfortunately the waffle is typical of most answers given in Parliament and to the media.


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My feeling is the Alice Springs Town Council will make up a tiny part of the chorus line, or some members could be understudies to the main actors in this dramatic production.
Following my first comment and recommendations on November 3, 2017 there has been considerable comment on this subject, constructive or negative, and now the RSL site has been sold.
So my original comment will become less of a grand sweeping build with a northeasterly aspect.
You are right in implying that this project deserves to be done on a GRAND scale to reflect the importance of indigenous art and culture on Alice Springs, Central Australia and Australia as a whole.
Personally I do not have a preferred site (other than Alice Springs), but obviously the appropriate Indigenous people or bodies need to be involved and not just on a chorus line.


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Good on you boys, a tough way to earn a dollar, but someone has got to do it. Hope they have plenty of sunscreen on to protect themselves from the sun’s direct rays and the indirect rays off the blocks. It took me a while, but as a lot of people did, I laid all the blocks on our family home in the late 1970’s, in my spare time after working five and half days a week for Barlclay Bros and then Sitzler Bros.


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Before we all get screwed or whatever, Happy New Year, everyone.


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