The things I love most about practically anything Mike does …

Comment on More than a driveway, it’s a story by Domenico Pecorari.

The things I love most about practically anything Mike does is that his work transcends the simplistic pastiche aesthetic that litters our town, and how his place encapsulates cultural meaning in the most common of everyday items, be it through innovative re-use of discarded materials or subtly embedded symbolism.
Keep up the great work, Mike. It’s such a breath of fresh air.

Recent Comments by Domenico Pecorari

Former Anzac Hill High School: time to take stock
@ Evelyne.
Alex Nelson, Mike Gillam and I are holding a snap Public Meeting at the main gates to the Anzac Hill High School between 7:30 and 8:15 tomorrow morning, Monday 21st October, at which time we will have a public burning of the NT Heritage Act, which I believe is not worth the paper it is written on.
We ask all interested readers to come along and show support for our town’s heritage places, many of which are currently un-protected and may be legally demolished.
Places such as the Walk-In Theatre and Kenna Residence (YHA); the Old Riverside Hotel (Todd Tavern); the former Wallis Fogarty Store (Alice Travel and Cruise): and the Coles Mural, all of which have been nominated for heritage listing but have been rejected by the minister due to objections raised by the building owners.
We are being served poorly by our government legislators and the departments that are charged with looking after our heritage places.
If you also feel that the time to act has come, we look forward to seeing you there.


Former Anzac Hill High School: time to take stock
I’ll be there too, guys. Details to follow.


Big drops in grog crime, break-ins on way down: police
I’m sorry for James T Smirk, Jack and David, who have to grab at straws such as alleged under-reporting, maligning do-gooders and rejecting the figures in favour of a tougher stance on offenders.
It would seem the statistics are stacked against you, based as they are upon the actual numbers of offenders being taken into protective custody and presentations at the hospital’s emergency department. Cold, hard facts, I’d have thought.
Is it possible that some in our community cannot accept the link between anti-social behaviour / domestic violence and unbridled access to take-away alcohol?
I agree with Watching and Maya.
Let us be glad for the progress made to date and look to how the situation may be improved for the future. Nay-sayers need not apply.


Blackout: Managers must go, says union source
What a monumental mess indeed.
Ten new gas-fired generators that cannot be relied upon to deal with fluctuations in demand; the former Ron Goodin generator not maintained to provide back-up if needed; what seems to be an undersized back-up battery system and remote management of the power system from Darwin …
The Electrical Trades Union is correct in calling for heads to roll.
An opportunity also for the Minister, Dale Wakefield, to either show courage or to reward incompetence.
Alice Springs deserves better.


Old visitors centre trashed
@ Evelyn: All around Australia, councils are taking up the challenges that our so-called “leaders” in Canberra (and at state and territory level) are either unable or unwilling to deal with. Climate change, to name but one.
Whilst it would seem that our local council has had its internal divisions and a lack of coherent leadership, I believe things are about to change.
Over the last year, AS Town Council has approved the development of a Town Plan for Alice and it has recently appointed a new CEO with the qualifications and experience to turn it into reality.
I do not have a problem with councillors having their own dreams, so long as these are incorporated into a broader vision that will improve our town’s ability to face an uncertain future.


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