@ Janet Brown. I’m sorry, but I’m finding it …

Comment on Custodians decline meeting with council on gallery by Domenico Pecorari.

@ Janet Brown. I’m sorry, but I’m finding it difficult to follow the logic of your argument. You begin by dismissing the culturally-based objections of traditional owners as a “whim”, but then go on to say that the “future of our town should be decided by all residents”.
Need you be reminded that Aboriginals are “residents” of this town too, and that we are talking about an Indigenous art centre? Our town will never see the growth and prosperity that you say you want for it, without us first showing respect to the wishes of the traditional owners of this land.
You may need to look up the results of the Town Council’s own survey on the preferred location, in which the NT Government’s nominated site at the base of Anzac Oval did not have majority support.

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Custodians decline meeting with council on gallery
Our Mayor and the Town Council stand at a crossroad.
Will it adhere to its stated aim of “Working For The Community”, which I assume means the whole of the community, or will it continue placing our town’s business interests above all else?

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We need more people like you, Scott, who can look beyond what’s in it for themselves and focus on what is beneficial to the whole community.
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Before rushing in with unhelpful and uninformed comments, I urge readers to actually read the Masterplan Briefing Document prepared by Town Council, which is accessible via its website.
You may be impressed.
It is not a plan in itself, but a call for a plan, to be funded by Federal and/or the Territory governments.
The Masterplan will identify actions and projects that will improve life in our town for everyone. Pseudo Guru is on the right track, with some suggestions that, after evaluation, may be found to fit into the overall Masterplan.
We have a choice here, to either get seriously involved in the hard task ahead or stick to thinking up flippant, smart-arsed comments to post. Be useful and make a contribution instead.

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