@ Happy Traveller: Your comment about it not being “rocket …

Comment on Business doing it tough: Hats off to those having a go! by Michael Dean.

@ Happy Traveller: Your comment about it not being “rocket science” gives the impression that cheap flights is all it needs.
I think that is part of the problem but there also needs to be a reason to come here as we are competing with many other destinations for visitors and workers.
What substantial new attraction has been established in Alice Springs in the past 15 years? Probably count them on one hand. But then again, it’s not “rocket surgery”.

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Visitor centre without parking is like a pub with no beer
The visitor information centre was only moved a few years ago from the council building to its current location.
I agree, lack of parking and sign posting is an issue, but let’s not waste more tax payer money moving it again.


Anzac Oval: Minister won’t rule out compulsory acquisition
An international hotel is needed? Can’t see another hotel being built just to accommodate people coming to see the art gallery.
The CLP dreamt about one on the spare land diagonally opposite Harvey Norman and that got nowhere.


Nanny state: Tennant alcohol restrictions for Alice?
The letter I saw didn’t indicate what, if any, new restrictions were going to be put in place.
So Robyn, it’s a bit hard to write and complain about things that haven’t happened yet.
Let’s all just wait and see what is going to be proposed then argue for or against it.


No answers, more government bumph on gallery
With replies like that I am starting to lose the love very quickly for this project.


Armed police auxiliary liquor inspectors start work in Alice
Let’s hope this frees up some police for more general duties patrols and this place becomes more attractive for tourists.


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