Has anyone asked Canberra where it plans to spend the …

Comment on ‘Bully method’ to swing Town Council vote on gallery by Hal Duell.

Has anyone asked Canberra where it plans to spend the money needed to fund this project?
It’s worth considering that the new SA government did just win office, after some 16 years in the wilderness, by including a proposal to build the gallery on the site of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital.
And that new government is Liberal, same as the Feds. Will Turnbull really deny his new ally when from all reports he needs all the allies he can get?
Please don’t be bullied, councillors.
If this project falls through it will be entirely down to Darwin’s mismanagement.
Had Darwin accepted the advice of its own steering committee and agreed to the gallery being built out at the Desert Park, we would be presenting a unified voice.
Instead local politics from both Darwin and Alice have made a mess of things.
Why, I don’t know, but I suspect our Mayor’s fingers have not been idle.

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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.

Anonymous donation doesn’t fix conflict of interest for council
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.

The gallery fiasco (continued)
This whole schmozzle of a National Indigenous Art Gallery in Alice Springs has been hijacked on every level.
Those pushing for it to be built here have confused national with local, any sniff of “Indigenous” has become sidelined and twisted into bureaucratic cultural appropriation and commercial concerns have trumped art.
I guess the gallery remains a gallery.

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