I think the new year will reveal where we are …

Comment on 8 storeys, 600 car parks, builder with Alice roots: Melanka by Dave Ellery.

I think the new year will reveal where we are heading. There a lot of developments in the pipeline but the houses / shops that we have currently aren’t selling / renting. I would think the real estate agents would be concerned or looking for a job on the coast. House prices of 2010 are the same in 2014. Rather than value that should be a worrying signs. The market will correct but hopefully we don’t see panic selling.

Recent Comments by Dave Ellery

Price, deBrenni likely new councilors
Bob, given Steve is Deputy Mayor it is a conflict. Say Damien Ryan told everyone to go and vote for Jason Quin on the front page of the newspaper that would also be a conflict.

Price, deBrenni likely new councilors
I heard that Steve Brown, Deputy Major, was handing out how to vote cards for one of the candidates. I would have thought this would be a conflict of interest.

Price wants council to do better than basics
Steve: Maybe my previous post was slightly harsh but if things go up such as power expenses, payroll expenses and the like go down.
Governments and businesses have done this before, it is not new. I ask why the council didn’t do this and don’t really want to meet about it, I am just making a point on a forum.
BTW, I also get that you to have agreement of the council to get things done. So getting some sometimes isn’t that simple, perhaps my post was and is directed at the whole council.

Price wants council to do better than basics
Steve: We don’t have to discuss the rates. What’s the point, they won’t go up.
Everything goes up but 6% a year doesn’t usually happen in the real world.
Long council discussions were held but the rates go up and of course you still get paid.
The council can set its own increase and is not exposed to the commercial reality like most businesses as price increases lose customers.
Well, hang on you may lose customers – doesn’t matter, just increase the rates to the existing ratepayers to cover the shortfall.

Empty Mall shops price war, new IGA likely
The town isn’t dying, it’s just moving with the world. Strip shopping and malls are being replaced by the internet, warehousing and logistic businesses – note the post office has expanded.

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