The contention in this story, that the Anzac Oval site …

Comment on Who put Anzac Oval on the agenda as site for art gallery? by Hal Duell.

The contention in this story, that the Anzac Oval site was added by the government, is hardly a surprise.
Governments of all stripes tend to do this. First they decide what they want to do, then they empower a committee to make suggestions, then they hold a public consultation and, finally, they do what they always intended to do.
This process is so obvious that it could be said to tick the box promising transparency.
About the final site, a reliable source (sorry about that but I did promise) tells me that the fix is in for the Anzac site.
The old school will come down (carefully, as it’s riddled with asbestos) and enough of the oval will go to render it unfit for rugby.
The two rugby codes will be given another site, and enough of the old oval will remain to ensure that Alice will continue to have a green and open space events venue in the middle of town.

Recent Comments by Hal Duell

Confusion over gallery leadership: government’s fault
“I have no idea what the Member for Araluen is talking about …”
And that comment is true.


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“Every consultation we have done shows the CBD location is the preferred location, and that’s the only location that offers a sense of place and has the space to be able to do it.”
That comment is simply not true.


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This is beginning to feel like stalking. What part of “no” doesn’t this man understand?


Wakefield insists on Anzac Oval, ignores majority
Once again it seems to be a case of our way or the highway.
When this location debate first came up, I was of the opinion that the Desert Park was the right choice. But then the traditional owners spoke up at the council meeting debating to MOU or not to MOU, and the TOs seemed to be united in wanting any gallery to be south of The Gap.
So what’s the problem?
If revitalising the CBD is truly the aim, build flats there, and build a skate park at the river end of Parsons Street, and make the area vibrant again.


Wakefield insists on Anzac Oval, ignores majority
Any update from Alex Nelson on the heritage application for the Anzac site?


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