@ Alex: Well said. It is a pity we …

Comment on Local government: A lot of action beyond the 3Rs by Fred the Philistine.

@ Alex: Well said. It is a pity we do not have someone like you in council, someone with common sense.

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Local government: A lot of action beyond the 3Rs
@ Concerned Citizen: I would have to agree with you. The Alice Springs council is a bit of a circus.
I am still amazed on how it costs $70K each year to put up the town Xmas tree, when they could get the service groups, such as the Lions Club, Rotary Club etc to do it free of charge!


Local government: A lot of action beyond the 3Rs
Even Broken Hill is a far better town than Alice Springs, cleaner, Indigenous issues handled far better. Broken Hill at least has industry. Even with the hard times in mining, it recovered. Alice Springs is a very dirty town compared to Broken Hill.


Local government: A lot of action beyond the 3Rs
Alice Springs councilors need to go and visit some successful councils to understand and know what to do for their town such as Pt Augusta, Coober Pedy, Murray Bridge, Mt Gambier.
Mt Gambier is a thriving town with population of 24,500 people.
It is the council of each town which stimulates the town’s progression and future. Housing is also cheaper.


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NT road sealing costs threat to Outback Way?
Things in the NT always seem to be dearer. I believe the the Alice Springs council does have the equipment but do not have experience. Cheaper to get contractors from interstate.
The council cannot even lay foot paths properly. If this is the case, why are council rates so expensive in Alice Springs? The council seem to do very little.
Other regional councils around Australia all have the equipment and the knowledge to do their own roads.
I believe contractors in the NT take advantage of the contracts on offer to get rich.


NT road sealing costs threat to Outback Way?
The answer is to get interstate quotes and more professional workers.


Lasseters private enterprise beacon in stagnant town
The casino is certainly a great asset to the town, with all its facilities.


With Gunner and Scullion, Batchelor doesn’t need Santa
@ John: Well said. There are alot of fudged figures around the place just so people can keep their jobs.
Can you also look into the Indigenous working for the dole? As these figures would be fudged as well.
Signed off that they are working when in fact they are not actually working.


Getting screwed
One good thing Trump has done is made it so everybody in America has access to health care. And I am the only person in Alice Springs with a personalized signed photograph of himself.


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