Alice Springs is the center of the nation. The best …

Comment on Coalition promise: $33m for Outback Highway through Alice by Albert Diano.

Alice Springs is the center of the nation. The best way to ensure that the Central Australia receives constant funding is for governments to stimulate growth in the center no matter who is the government of the day.
As with any proposed legislation, this should be the number one priority for all political parties.
Citizens would then have the opportunity to judge our political leaders on their ability to represent their community.
Mrs MacFarlane is quoted as saying: “The Outback Way’s center is Alice Springs, which for many is the geographic center of the nation It is the perfect place to announce upgrading this monumental trans-continental route and put real funding to put actual bitumen on the road.”
Mrs MacFarlane should give an assurance or promise or makes a sworn intention that will ensure the NT will always receive funding for schools hospitals roads and not say she is going to do something just because it is election time.
Much, much easier travel to Alice is need – the town’s survival depends on it.

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The proposed Art Gallery is not going to save Alice Springs from the high cost of living.
In my view, Alice Springs needs to grow with a permanent stable economy, which will certaintly help the CBD and the local people.
The Alice Springs Council and NT goverment have slowed the growth for Central Australia. It’s time that the Federal Government steps in and takes control of Alice Springs.


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You did the right thing to support the ratepayers.
The extra money should be refunded to the ratepayers who have supported the town over many years.
It’s good to see that you have the ratepayers’ interest in mind by paying off the loan.


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In the interest of the people of Alice Springs, the Town council needs to take a serious look at these type of projects that help the town.


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