Dom. You assume too easily. Just like building a house …

Comment on Huge real estate project at stalemate by Janet Brown.

Dom. You assume too easily. Just like building a house good strong foundations are needed. A town plan is not about bottom up or top down it is about forward projections of land availability for investment and growth. And I am not a supporter of dictatorship. I do not support the new growth industry of incarceration. Maybe coffee one day to understand each other. Cheers.

Janet Brown Also Commented

Huge real estate project at stalemate
Young families have struggled to pay the enormous rents along with the over priced dumps that people could buy at over-inflated prices. Greed and opportunity engulfed our town and driven young people and families out. Jobs a plenty but no affordable rentals or purchases. If you work and take home $400 a week and pay that for rent of a two bed unit you need a partner or rent out the other room. But that still equates to 50% of wage. Power, food, fuel, phone – not a lot to go out. So our pubs clubs and other businesses suffer due to limited spending. Our town is showing the effects of that and still most do not acknowledge we are responsible for where we are.
We were part of a group that was lobbying for land release since 2005 and ignored the real estates in town which grew in staffing and informed the government we do not need land releases. Today’s hand out for the almighty dollar. But tomorrow is here and we are in trouble. A government that ignored our needs for survival. Elected aldermen and mayor who kept telling themselves “it’s not our problem”. So who are elected members representing if not the residents of Alice?
This election we need to elect people who will fight for our town. People with a history of standing up for our town when no one else would. People who demanded safety on our streets. People who love Alice. Do not waste your vote on those who are there for the formalities and junkets. If you choose the latter we will still fight for our home but life will get tougher and change will be a whisper that no-one will hear or see.

Recent Comments by Janet Brown

Planning another plan
We need planning to be the role of the town council, not the NT government from Darwin.
How can we plan for our future development when there is no plan.
A town plan from the early 80s is lost.
Until we have a town plan on development any master plan is a joke. And to my knowledge the master plan does not include development areas for our growth.

Senator Scullion will not contest Federal election
Identity politics. It has to end. Politicians need to be representing the people. The Territory.
So far I have seen none of this from those putting up their hands.
They are only talking at election time. Voters are confused on their rights. As a voter we have the right to demand elected members who will work for a better Territory. Not a better Darwin over the rest of the Territory.
Our Federal ministers have the role to work for the entire country. As minsters elected by states and territories into a Federal seat they should be ensuring the best of Federal funding for their electorate. They are elected to represent Australians. Yet they are managed by government departments.
The departments have signed agreements to allow overseas businesses to avoid taxes. The departments who have allowed foreign governments to own Australian land. The tax office which negotiated agreements with overseas companies to avoid paying taxes that everyday Australians have to pay.
Check out the person wanting your vote.

Make Oz Day a celebration of the future, not the past
Appeasement is not the answer. Appeasement is the catalyst for further division.
January 26 is the date chosen to celebrate our place in the world.
People from around the world choose our country to call home. Because we are amazing. Australians are proud of our home. The division based on race is not Australian. That is apartheid. We need to stop this vile hatred of Australia now.
Australia Day is not up for destruction by an angry and racist group.

Custodians decline meeting with council on gallery
I for one do not see this town and its progress as being at the whim of aboriginal people over the residents of Alice Springs. This type of division has its claws strongly embedded in segregation and apartheid mentality. The future of our town should be decided by all residents. I am so fed up with people using the race card to gain control. This should not be about who has the biggest stick, it should be about the majority seeking growth and prosperity for Alice Springs. Not personal agendas and petty jealousy.

GST billions yet we’re still the basket case
Jack, I do not have to walk a mile in anyone’s shoes.
It is clearly obvious that bandaid government mentality is all wrong.
What happened to outcomes and audits. Never happened. Throw more money at is the battle cry.
Regards of the fact that billions of dollars has only exacerbate the problem.
Money for nothing comes to mind.
Yet for governments to get that money some of us work hard to pay taxes, fees, levies and so forth. Our borrowings are through the roof. Time for outcome audited funding checks.

Be Sociable, Share!

A new way to support our journalism

We do not have a paywall. If you support our independent journalism you can make a financial contribution by clicking the red button below. This will help us cover expenses and sustain the news service we’ve been providing since 1994, in a locally owned and operated medium.

Erwin Chlanda, Editor