Good to see a progressive council looking at the future …

Comment on Council partnership in CBD complex seems certain by Ray.

Good to see a progressive council looking at the future of a town that is Alice, not one that is Like Alice.
We can’t be stuck in the past all the time, but we need to balance where we are going against where we came from, so caution is needed.
Mayor Ryan is right though, is looking first as to the ability of the council to do this under the Local Government Act.
Using a council generated income stream to offset rate increases would be a good selling point to encourage people to set up here, it would be nice to see a town progress through innovation rather than simply increasing rates.
Have they considered an underground car park rather than an above ground multi story?
Would be interesting to get a hydrology report to see if this was an option.
Could we use underground water storage in the design of this car park (if it was possible to build) to collect storm runoff?
This could be used to water the green areas in the CBD. What about self sufficient power generation and storage? Could Jimmy Cocking be involved. With the most sunshine and limited rainfall, it would be good to start leading the way and making these projects smart in design.
Well done to this current crop of councillors for thinking this way.

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Sounds like what is needed, well done Ken.
It seems when an Aboriginal person stands up and shines a light, they are torn down by another group who are quick to say “you don’t represent me”.
Hopefully this won’t happen here. Many of these concepts are what are needed, provided the target audience want to accept it.
It seems like the normal way to live life for a man who lives in town, has a well paid job and lives in a house. But can this be ingrained in those who live dysfunctional lives, to be encouraged to live as many of them see it as white man ways? Let’s hope so.

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Well done boss. A very determined and capable man at the top of his game.

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Postpone any decision until the next election, where a separate question could be asked of all voters, do you support it.
This could only work if the Act allowed for it, but would be a better indication of the will of the ratepayer/resident.
Like most of these minority groups, they never take no for an answer, they just keep going and going until they get a yes, not because it’s what the people want, but rather they just want the constant debate to be over. Beaten into submission is the expression.

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Mick Gooda “agreeing to disagree” with the former children’s commissioner (?) on the need to remove kids demonstrates he was the wrong choice for this role from the start.
His statements before it even commenced should have been reason enough for his disqualification.
His insistence that kids stay with family no matter what, and his Blind Freddie approach in believing the populist version of the stolen generation myth is an example of why this problem will continue. Justice Martin would have been a far better choice.

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@ Trevor: You have nailed it, absolutely nailed it. Unfortunately is is far more common than people think or could even imagine.

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