Is it just me that is missing something here? We are …

Comment on 8 storeys, 600 car parks, builder with Alice roots: Melanka by Tumbleweed and Skyscrapers.

Is it just me that is missing something here?

We are led (by Chief Minister Adam Giles) to believe crime is no longer an issue in Alice Springs, well why on earth do we need to build this god awful new supreme court?

On a similar train of thought (or confusion).

We have a increasing numbers of empty shops in Todd Mall and around the centre of town why do we need to build more shops (which I presume is still part of the Melanka plan)?

The Mayor and council have failed dismally thus far to revitalize Todd Mall, do they have a plan to fill the shops? RENEW Alice what happened to that?

Come on Damien and Adam, get real (quickly), the town dying before your eyes – if you cared to open them.

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