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Funding to unlock business and industry development and make the CBD a safe and vibrant place?
We can do a lot with no funding.
A vibrant place means no empty shops. It means activity and people in the mall.
If shops remain closed because rents are too high the Mall will never be vibrant.
The council should levy rates on the properties in the Mall dependent on their use or lack thereof.
If a shop is empty charge higher rates.
Make it better for the landowner to rent their property at a lower rate than leave it empty.
The shops will open and more people will come to the Mall.

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Spread renewables, government asked
Brunswick council had a scheme 30 years ago. You could round up your power bill or just pay any amount extra and it would go to renewable energy infrastructure.
What you payed was tallied and the value of the renewable energy produced by your investment was deducted from your future bills.


Art at Anzac oval: No new rugby fields, says Lambley
Corner of Parsons Street and the highway: The rail yards are an empty, ugly space, as close to the CBD as Anzac.


National Indigenous gallery process hijacked?
Yep. Railyards.


Recommendations in for National Indigenous Art Gallery site
No to either option. Anzac oval is used by everyone, sports, events (Midnight Oil) etc.
It’s a good looking spot with Anzac Hill and the river. We should keep, it not build some monolithic potential white elephant of an architect’s wet dream there. Why crowd ourselves in?
A much better plan: Build your flash building on the wasteland near the railway line, bang, right on the highway.
You could incorporate a new train station into it, begin the process of taking the freight yards south of The Gap. Then also build on a couple of vacant blocks in town, next door to KFC, old servo opposite Catholic Church, etc and use some if the government buildings in town as specialist galleries for different topics.
It will add value to all the buildings and businesses around them.
Put some bucks into some public art to link these sites through walking trails. Put some dollars into Olive Pink, Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame, Araluen, Desert Park, also for specialist displays and events.
An amphitheatre at Melanka’s. Bring life to the whole town not just one isolated area.
And please don’t build a space to store expensive collections of art in a flood zone.


Ratepayer, do you want your money back?
Such a naive idea could only come from the same bloke, Steve, who had the extraordinary ridiculous idea of saving the council and ratepayers the thousands of dollars in the first place.


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