Eli Melky (Posted September 14 2012) says, and I quote: …

Comment on Selling parks again on the agenda by David Chewings.

Eli Melky (Posted September 14 2012) says, and I quote: “This is an exciting time in the history of Alice Springs council …”
For the benefit of the town I do hope you are right.
Please excuse my cynicism, but in terms of recent history as far as town council and the process of consultation with the community it does a case of same same. My e.g.’s are the Eastside roundabout, the town pool and the John McDouall Stuart statue.
The month of August last year did bring an excitement of another kind as the national news reported Alice almost going up in smoke with in excess of 300 fires around Alice.
Community comment understandably hit fever pitch I suppose. These days, the fire fuel load is still potentially dangerous and the camels are thirstier than ever and hopefully, the town has quietened a little. Aaagh Centralia, never dull, never insipid!
Can you tell me Dear Editor, how the heck does Mayor ever get the time to tweet as you reported the other day?
Cheers from D. R. Chewings aka THE lone dingo.
[Hi David … you will need to ask the Mayor – ED]

Recent Comments by David Chewings

A star on British TV, ignored by Tourism NT
Well said Terri M of Arizona. The tourism commission knows how bad they are and that has been the subject of previous ASNO reports. They operate in the same myopic manner which came from another age and which was in denial of anything indigenous. The road ahead will not be easy and will require respect for all players and exceptional leadership.

Opposite poles: candidates for Lingiari
The Truss gaffe is almost as funny as the attempt by the leader in waiting and his spin ie cover up attempt on the cut his throat comment!

$60m church, town council deal may make Alice buzz
I have always been the eternal optimist, especially about our desert people and regions but I think you must partaking of the same water as the ASTC if you’re wiv me … first things first in other words!

Council wants more time to respond to water plan
This is a very grave issue for Central Australia. The situation at Mataranka involving Tina McFarlane and her family shows just how quickly things can turn. I would advise all Alice Springs people to watch this space and take note of those who know about water for example, Rod Cramer.

Water – who is advising whom on what?
This is a commendable report Erwin. David Chewings.

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