As part owner of the building on the old Lizzy …

Comment on $60m church, town council deal may make Alice buzz by Paul Graham.

As part owner of the building on the old Lizzy Milne site, it was once considered to construct a four story building on the site, which would have offered green space.
However, this was pretty much squashed by DCA as it did not conform with the Acts at the time, so yes it was considered.
It was very important for us to have a building that lives within the desert landscape that is almost timeless in design so in many years time it doesn’t look outdated as so many buildings in the CBD do.
We have preserved the original well on the north / east end of the block, there is also some literature on the history of the site, we have also planted a citrus tree that from my memory Lizzy also had on the site.
Although we have not put signage up to date, the building is known as “Green Well”, due to the Green aspects in the design as it is the first five star NABERS rated building in Central Australia and of course the Well.
I would love to see the proposed development in the mall go ahead, or almost any development for that matter to bring some vibrancy back to the CBD.

Recent Comments by Paul Graham

Town Council still blocking two servos: United
Whilst I acknowledge the frustration of the United CEO, as a builder who dabbles in development with several development applications in recent years, I too have experienced frustration and found it’s easy to pass blame when we think we are on a good thing.
In Alice Springs Town Council’s defence, they are certainly not anti development, they are diligent and always willing to help in their capacity.
From my experience it’s much easier to work with the authorities. Those who have lived in Alice for a while would appreciate that Schwarz Crescent is hectic at certain times of the day.
Also, I too am in favour of competition, with company vehicle fuel bills around 6k per month.
Hang in there David.

$6m RFDS project for local firms
I commend the RFDS for their continual support of the local construction industry, keep up the great work.
Paul Graham, Asbuild.

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