Further to the choice of Bradshaw Drive as the site …

Comment on National Indigenous Cultural Centre to be ‘community-led’ by Hal Duell.

Further to the choice of Bradshaw Drive as the site for a new rugby oval: I have remembered watching a major reconfiguring of the underground water mains at the junction of Bradshaw Drive and Bloomfield Street. This work went on for at least a month, either late last year or early this year.
If this is in any way connected to the recently announced decision to use Anzac Oval for the new art gallery / cultural centre, then it does look like it fully puts paid to all that yadda yadda about public consultation.

Hal Duell Also Commented

National Indigenous Cultural Centre to be ‘community-led’
@ Evelyne Roullet, Posted March 28, 2018 at 2:18 pm:
I think the restrictions on the use of land at the eastern end of Bradshaw Drive begin on the south side of the road. But like you, I am not certain.
@James T Smerk, Posted March 28, 2018 at 10:45 am:
I also wonder this, but Mayor Ryan has stated his preference for a new rugby venue to be built on Bradshaw Drive, and if not here, where? I guess we’ll find out someday.


National Indigenous Cultural Centre to be ‘community-led’
Bradshaw Drive? Where on Bradshaw Drive?
And then I remembered seeing the saltbush and rubbish being cleared from the triangle of land bordered by Bloomfield St., Bradshaw Dr. and the storm water drain just west of Tom Brown Roundabout. The penny dropped. Truly, this is a done deal.
And maybe not such a bad thing. Alice will get a new oval (The Gap Hotel will welcome the business I’m sure), Alice will keep a village green and … and why not drop the idea of a National Aboriginal Art Gallery and build instead a National Indigenous Cultural Centre?
Australia has lots of art galleries, and maybe South Australia can find the money to build another. Australia has, to my knowledge, no other National Indigenous Cultural Centre.


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Multiple devices? Multiple addresses? Sounds like Putin did it.


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The way to reinvigorate the CBD is not through investing in an art gallery or a cultural centre, but by investing in people.
Build attractive modern flats and populate the area. I understand there are no zoning impediments to doing that.
A skate park at the river end of Parson’s Street would breathe life into many who just hang around, and they hang around because it still is our CBD. We’ve just made a mess of it is all.


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@ Maya: Posted August 31, 2018 at 11:41 am.
With a nod to Russell Guy, and now the Melanka site comes into play. That is, if we’re talking about an art gallery, and not a Cultural Centre.
This could be what we’ve been looking for.


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It is a very good thing Cr Banks has done. Good for her own image as a Councillor of transpanency, and good for ASTC.
I’m thinking of those councils in trouble over in Queensland, and I wonder how much of that trouble might have been avoided if every council employee, whether elected or hired, had known from their first day that there were NO free lunches.
I think, and I like to think, that our Council is without reproach. Let’s keep it that way.


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