It will be interesting to see if the results of …

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

It will be interesting to see if the results of Council’s survey are similar to those published today by our local print newspaper.
Over a two week period it conducted an online poll asking residents of Alice what they thought of plans to use Anzac Oval for an art gallery. The results are unambiguous: From a total of 988 votes, 32.4% said it was a good idea and 67.6% said it wasn’t.
As for the old high school, over to you, Alex Nelson.

Recent Comments by Hal Duell

Code of conduct allegations ‘vexatious, frivolous’ – councillor
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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