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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Thanks, Erwin.
Having read the article by Domenico Pecorari and Cr Cocking’s comment in which he names Cr Price for something or other, I wonder if that started the kerfuffle.
Council was new and not getting along with each other very well a year ago. Rex was running out of fingers trying to plug all the holes in the dike.
Jimmy does have a bit of form here. I remember being referred to as a conservative racist in a different comment some time ago. It didn’t seem very important. He’s not the only one to make that mistake.


Code of conduct allegations ‘vexatious, frivolous’ – councillor
Could we have a link to the comment made on January 31 in the Alice Springs News Online?


Park, lights: ideas for a brighter town centre  
@ Local 2, Posted November 15, 2018 at 12:26 pm
Fair go, oh you who won’t sign your name. Few ideas are born fully formed, especially the good ones. Someone proposes something, others take it up and build on it. In affairs of governance, that is the way good progress is made.
Please don’t attempt to sow dissension. Council is showing signs of working together to better Alice Springs.
Putting verbal rocks in their road is so not helpful. More better wait until they do something really stupid and then hop in. Trust me. That time will come.


Park, lights: ideas for a brighter town centre  
I think the idea that this move is flawed due to the presence of the pub at its northern end is wrong.
Consider the Gap Hotel. For years this was all but a no-go area due to its “animal bar”.
Then new management took over, investment was made, and now The Gap is arguably the best, as in safest and most comfortable, pub in town. This shows what can be done.
The area on the eastern side of the Riverside Pub is disgusting not because it has to be, but because it is allowed to be.
Change the animal bar there into an attractive venue. And keep the cops at the take-away!


Park, lights: ideas for a brighter town centre  
The proposal by the Deputy Mayor to turn the river bank between Wills Terrace and Gregory Terrace into a developed and shared public space is a good and timely idea.
Let’s hope Council agrees. For too long we have turned our back to the Todd River.


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