This subdivision will be great for the Alice in jobs …

Comment on $160,000 residential blocks at Kilgariff: Giles by Brendan Heenan.

This subdivision will be great for the Alice in jobs for the builders and subbies. [It would be good] if there were – say – 10 blocks available for first home buyers at a better rate to encourage people to settle here and raise their families.
Maybe by Xmas blocks will be available?
Alice needs more people here for jobs and growth, especially with all the mining happening around the Centre.

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Coming from the south you need to look to the right over your shoulder to see if a train is coming, it travels at about 100 kph. Do you think a road train 53 metres long travelling at 100 kph can stop in time?
It needs about 1 Km or more to stop.
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