You bring welcome news, Alex. This may be our best …

Comment on School’s heritage listing may stop Anzac gallery by Hal Duell.

You bring welcome news, Alex. This may be our best chance to stop Gunner and his cabinet and Ryan and his council from imposing their my-way-or-the-highway agenda.

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School’s heritage listing may stop Anzac gallery
@ Steve Brown, Posted April 27, 2018 at 4:34 pm:
All the benefits you list regarding the proposed art gallery and cultural centre are achievable from either of the two proposed sites, or others if it comes to that.
Anzac Oval does have heritage significance for Alice Springs, and its slated removal is a cause for concern among many residents.
Unless the school buildings, also apparently of heritage value, are in danger of falling down or full of asbestos, they could be used. I am thinking of youth engagement here.
If revitalising the Mall is the goal, build residential flats to get life on the streets day and night.
And build the gallery and centre on a green acre site. Everyone would applaud, no one would object and the benefits to Alice that you mention would follow.

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