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Comment on Tell a tourist bureau where to go by Janet Brown.

Most government spending in this town is wasted in not poor planning BUT no planning.
Opposite Old Timers is a great place for an information rest stop. There is talk about a fuel station at the turn off for Adelaide. This would also be amazing.
I have always thought the north side truck stop is poorly placed. Ease of access is important as mentioned by Alex. Ensure ease and usability and correct signage.
My question is why has the NT Government by renting office space in the CBD (that has kept rentals up for shop keepers).
Why not a NT Government building block outside CBD and include parking for staff and public.
Then leaving the CBD for shopping and encourage growing participation for extra choices to residents.
I love the Territory tourist info shop where it is. I must say after all this time the TV in the mall was a complete waste of money.
The new upgraded mall is good but I would have liked a few group areas with child friendly play equipment and shade.
There is one thing for architectural design but the mall is a people place both must exist in the next upgrade.
Mums go to Macdonalds to enjoy lunch or coffee whilst kids are in a safe play area.
Would be great for those making decisions to ignore the pretty or statement styles and dedicate planning to family friendly.
The mall was to bring people back there was more people space prior to this upgrade. And shade. Architects are not people friendly as I have seen many places are visually amazing but usability and practicality are not in their scope of design.

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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