Nonsense, Ian. Most bush people like to be in town …

Comment on Feds say no to Alice Springs CBD project funding by Janet Brown.

Nonsense, Ian. Most bush people like to be in town for long or short periods of time. Or just moving in full time. The CBD project includes a large amount of CBD accommodation. To compliment the Mall upgrade. This would go a long way to housing many workers so there is no need to rely on our minimal public bus service. This is not an attack on our bus service it is not logical or financially responsible to run extra services. This idea is valuable to our town and residents and our economic future. Alice Springs has been stagnant in residential infrastructure projects in regional Australia. We hold the top spot for neglect. And the Feds refuse our application to fix this. If we hold top spot in neglect I hope they have a good reason to say no. I hope council is going to ask for a reason for failure. We have spent decades in a wilderness of the glass dome effect. Many private people have tried and failed to provide land for development. There is a large amount of private land in and around Alice Springs. Governments have failed Alice Springs and deliberately implemented policies that refuse to allow any growth. With the CLP in power I want to see the can do approach to development. I want the red tape that has been plastered over the doorway by government departments who hate those with money making more by providing housing and stimulating of financial growth removed. You have to spend money in investment to make money. News flash guys. Those who spend money to make money not only increase their bank accounts, they improve the lives and opportunities to others. But the Feds in this instance made the wrong decision.

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.


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