On Twitter from Senator Trish Crossin ‏@trishcrossin @alice_news happy to talk …

Comment on LETTER: Time for a third sealed national route by Erwin Chlanda.

On Twitter from Senator Trish Crossin ‏@trishcrossin

@alice_news happy to talk about the Outback Highway anytime … this is a great corridor linking this nation and should be sealed.
Retweeted by EliMelkyAliceSprings

Erwin Chlanda Also Commented

LETTER: Time for a third sealed national route
Hi All,

Mayor Damien Ryan has declined our invitation to join the debate here but he gave me information – see below – saying that he had no opportunity to access this site.
This surprised me as Damien is one of the most prolific tweeters – 22 of them on September 7, for example, including some footy score updates – but it’s a free country!
Damien says he went to Canberra three weeks ago for discussions about the east-west highway and received a good hearing from both parties.
Barnaby Joyce is especially keen on the idea.
Damien says he recently briefed the council on the issues.
The Territory alone is spending $20m a year fixing the present dirt sections of the route.
It is not yet a project of the highest priority for Infrastructure Australia nor for Regional Development Australia, and the proponents are looking for $540 over 10 years across the two states and the NT.
The cost is $250,000 per kilometer.
In Queensland and WA local government builds roads.
Damien says it took years of lobbying to get the south road sealed between Alice and Port Augusta, with the local ASPRO group pushing hard.


Recent Comments by Erwin Chlanda

Progress for $20bn Sun Cable
@ Surprised: “Very expensive power.” Depends how you look at it: As sunlight is free, the cost of the 30% power lost is zero. It’s not like losing 30% of gas or oil which we would have to buy.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor


Mass rally shows fury, distrust for police, government
Hi David, please note our report headed “Bush police station broken into, damaged” which also mentions the events in Alice Springs you are referring to.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


Mass rally shows fury, distrust for police, government
Please note: As someone has now been charged we will publish no further information that could be regarded as evidence until the matter is heard again in court on December 19, and from that day onwards, we will report only matters of evidence that are raised in open court until it has handed down a verdict.
ERWIN CHLANDA, Editor.


‘Cop will be labelled for the rest of his life as a blackfeller killer’
As a 28–year old male Northern Territory police officer has now been charged with murder following the death of 19-year-old Kumunjayi Walker in Yuendumu, we will publish no further information that could be regarded as evidence until the matter is heard again in court on December 19, and from that day onwards, we will report only matters that are raised in open court until it has handed down a verdict.
ERWIN CHLANDA, Editor.


Gunner needs to be impartial about investigation of police
As a 28–year old male Northern Territory police officer has now been charged with murder following the death of 19-year-old Kumunjayi Walker in Yuendumu, we will publish no further information that could be regarded as evidence until the matter is heard again in court on December 19, and from that day onwards, we will report only matters that are raised in open court until it has handed down a verdict.
ERWIN CHLANDA, Editor.


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