Alice Springs has a flood mitigation structure. Heavitree Gap. Just …

Comment on Mayor Damien looks into 2017 and beyond by Richard Bentley.

Alice Springs has a flood mitigation structure. Heavitree Gap. Just a pity the town was built in the dam instead of below it.

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The financial crisis in the Northern Territory
Thankyou Editor for providing space for this valuable report. It deserves to be widely read.

NT a ‘failed state’? Too harsh, said Perron … a year ago
Is this only a problem in the NT? “The issue is the gene pool you have to draw from. Until you can devise a way to attract competent individuals with integrity into politics, problems will remain.”
To suggest, as this does, that there are no competent individuals with integrity in politics is surely false.
Or to alternatively suggest the problem of lack of competence is a uniquely Territory issue again is false.
Individuals are continually identified in local, state and national governments who do not meet desired standards.
Some are forced to resign and others are dealt with at elections.

Discussions are nice but actions are needed
@ PG and @ PW: It is unfortunate that you show little understanding that in the short term while coal / gas / nuclear may provide back up to renewables (not the reverse), ultimately the cost factor will mean renewable will become the dominant form.
And yes Chinese cities are polluted comparable to Australia but every molecule of CO2 is a problem no matter where it is emitted.
With our resources in Australia we can run our country on renewable energy and export power directly as electricity or as gas with renewable energy the primary source.
Alice Springs had 50 energy experts deliberating on current power issues in Alice Springs. Why has there not been more reporting on this, editor?
Go well RePower Alice Springs. Go well Hayley.

Interest booms in solar power investment
Government commitment or not private investment continues to grow. Progress since 2007 can be tracked.
With solar installations becoming more attractive over time there is every indication this growth will continue at or above previous rates.

A bridge too far? A tunnel may be the answer.
There are seven tunnels in the world over 28km long and up to 57km.
So this is clearly possible.
I liked the idea of raising the rail over the road but with a tunnel you could still take the rail higher and bridge it over Bradshaw and other roads south of the gap. Returning the gap to its natural state is well worth considering.

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