I would not like to have any building, museum, hall, …

Comment on Gallery business case far from ‘well underway’ by Gavin Carpenter.

I would not like to have any building, museum, hall, cultural centre, call it what you may based on the Nyinkka Nyunyu exercise in Tennant Creek.
It is a great building, don’t get me wrong BUT the cost was humongous for what is there.
It is closed more often than open because of staffing problems and the way is/was supposed to be operate, I could go on.
Is this just another case of the tail (public service) wagging the dog (politicians) again to justify jobs?
I made this comment to a pollie some years ago and the answer was “yes we know but do not know how to change it”.
I was speechless for some considerable time.

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NT Govt persists with push for Anzac Oval ownership
The only thing definite about this art gallery is that the government really has no idea of what to do or how to go about it.
It puts out pollie talk press releases and advertising at great expense that say nothing of consequence.
When some concrete plans, designs and ideas are presented it may encourage people to go along with what is proposed and even be involved with the final result.
Until then bully boy tactics by the government and their minders will continue to get people off side and dig in harder against the whole issue.


Council shoots Anzac precinct gallery down in flames
The council have finally found some intestinal fortitude, well done to all.
Now is the time for the government to start afresh with some genuine consultations, some constructive ideas and plans and a desire to do what they are elected to do, govern for the community.
Has this whole incompetent fiasco been the elected government as such or is the tale wagging the dog as has been happening for years? The beauracts running the place like the famous Yes, Minister?


Anzac Oval: hand it over, says NT Government
If the council roll over on this one they can all resign and close the council down, they are not needed.
Should the “gumit” come up with firm plans and proposals I could even think about supporting the whole concept however the “plans” as proposed and shown to date, a few lines drawn up by some school kid is far from what one may expect to be suitable for a national building in Alice Springs.
In any event, if the government was private enterprise they would be closed down for trading insolvent.
They just keep spending our money as if there is plenty to come, the final day of reckoning is getting closer, the debt will never be repaid.


Wowser games?
No grog??? I would not have a issue going along with this no grog plan if it attacked the problem of regular drunks and the side effects thereof.
One can see more drunks in one night along Mitchell Stgreet in Darwin than will be seen the whole of the Masters Games period.
What are you doing about that?
Very little because you are in the pockets of the AHA and liquor industry and they control what goes on in Darwin.


Tennant Hotel cops 48 hour licence suspension
How about a few suspensions in Darwin? Try Mitchell Street in the early hours of most mornings as a start.
Oh, I forgot, that is too hard and not politically acceptable, it has been over the years, Tennant has been the whipping boy all along. Come on Kershaw, show some intestinal fortitude.


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