Thank you Jimmy for starting a long overdue process of …

Comment on At last, public will get a say on Anzac Oval: Town Council by maya.

Thank you Jimmy for starting a long overdue process of proper consultation of the people of this town by those who are elected to represent this town.

So far there has been no dialogue. The NT Government decided on its own preferred site for reasons of its own, still to be disclosed.

There are 3 issues at hand to be considered; they are very distinct even though interrelated in the long run:

1) the best site for a national Indigenous art gallery, good enough to be visited from all over the world whereever it may located. I would certainly like it to be Alice Springs: the beating heart of Central Australia and its Indigenous population.

2) the revival of the CBD: the downfall of the town centre is mainly due to the excessive rental cost of any business located in the CBD, the unfortunate “misbehavior” of some youth and, I may add, the location of our best hotels and caravan parks being at a fair distance, usually not walking distance, from the CBD.

3) an overall urban plan for Alice Springs – instead of the ad hoc buildings and sets of flats mushrooming here and there without unity of style or coherent pattern – which will include a National gallery for aboriginal art.

Time for Council to play, fair and hard, for the benefit of all.

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At last, public will get a say on Anzac Oval: Town Council
@ Russell Guy, 28 June: YESSS, mini CBDs – I like the concept because it can work and decentralise.
And put people in the current CBD and they will bring life, perhaps at the old Anzac high school site. A few ideas out of the square may help.


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