Sorry, Interested, I missed your question. The answer given by …

Comment on Zoning approval for White Gums subdivision by Steve Brown.

Sorry, Interested, I missed your question. The answer given by Alex is certainly part of the plan, there are a few options on the table and nothing finalized as of yet.
However one way or another the town water supply will be connected to the project and, yes, of course that will be very expensive. The various projects have to be large enough to cover those costs.

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Zoning approval for White Gums subdivision
Gee, horrified times two. You are not meant to take it so literally. I was simply trying to demonstrate to blind Freddy that in the great scheme of things 15 is a very low number.
Clearly for some at least I failed in that en devour.
Yes, you do have to enter a objection to be counted as an objection, further more you actually have to be brave enough to give your name and address which will then be on the public record.
So get some practice. Next time you want to make a comment be brave enough to use your real names.


Zoning approval for White Gums subdivision
Melanie Alice Springs has a population of just under 29,000. 15 fifteen objections adds up to a whopping .05%!
To make up just 1% there would need to be 289 objections!
A “No” comment as offered by the 99.95% is considered as having no objection therefore by default a “Yes”.
We still live in a democracy, Melanie! There will always be someone opposed to every development proposal, if we took them into account nothing would ever happen and you, Melanie, would be out of a job, of a place to live and something to eat.
I’m sure that you will also be very pleased to know that most of the objections can and in some cases already have been, answered at least to some degree. Where we can, we are only too happy to make adjustments to suit. As for a business plan, Melanie it’s none of your business!
And you wouldn’t know what one was if it bit you on the backside anyway, in your world “The Gubberment” does everything doesn’t it? Oh and we are very pleased that the Minister signed off on this re-zoning – it wouldn’t be legitimate if he hadn’t!
I know it comes as a hell of a shock to some of you, but there really is such a thing as private enterprise. People who get off their proverbial take risk and try and achieve. I apologize to those resting on their backsides who may feel threatened by that, “don’t panic”, we are not asking for your assistance!
So take a break, put your feet up and watch, if we fail you’ll have something to laugh about, if we succeed Alice Springs gets the benefit!
As for the Conspiracy comment by Jones … The level of intelligence it took to come up with that one is just plain frightening. Just who do you suppose puts all the dollars, time [years of it] and energy into arguing the case for these projects?
And if we didn’t believe in their viability why would we bother? Why wouldn’t we just put up the case for something else if that’s what we thought would work?


Zoning approval for White Gums subdivision
@ Jones “Huh”? Maybe the bush and Alice Springs itself is not the place for you.
Your comment suggest a strategic withdrawal to the coast may be appropriate. However while that may suit your personal desires I would point out to you that there are many Centralians who actually love living here.
Our project is aimed at them and has already attracted much enthusiastic interest.
It will not consist of a line of tents flapping in the breeze as Bush fires and pestilence unknown approaches as apparently you imagine it. It will however consist of beautifully appointed cabins in a village style with all encompassing club like community center, all services provided, all in a spectacular bush setting among the ranges.
Pastoralists are also counting on us achieving this and are lining up to buy.


Recent Comments by Steve Brown

Gallery fiasco: school heritage process ‘massively flawed’
Oddly enough Domeninco, from around 1984 I’ve noted an escalating deterioration of our town’s earlier strengths and character.
Those of us who are amongst the town’s earliest families, the builders of the Alice and other towns in the Territory, understood what it took to create healthy, well balanced, economically viable, communities.
Unfortunately the vibrancy once driven by a very healthy private sector has long since given way to petty bureaucracy and welfareism along with all the blow in petty politic of envy and ignorance those sectors brought with them.
Replacing vibrancy, hope and belief with a petty mentality of obstructionism and envy, glaring down, standing in the way of, anything that might create, dare I say, the dirty words economic progress!
This attempt to save an ugly, rotten old, asbestos riddled building of no architectural merit is just another example of that moronic stifling mentality.
Crime and corruption about which these people winge constantly, flourishes in places that don’t offer hope and progress!
Sloth and disillusionment flourish in places of bureaucratic overload and petty envious obstructionism!
To clean our town up, to get it moving, to offer hope, we need to deal with those things!
We simply must learn to walk right on bye the wingers, specially the blow-in wingers, and to get right on with building our town, a place of enormous potential if only it is given enough air to breathe.


Gallery fiasco: school heritage process ‘massively flawed’
There is absolutely nothing architecturally noteworthy about this crappy old building, just because a particular person visited, walked past, looked at or went to this school doesn’t make it a place that must be preserved!
It would hang like a millstone around the community’s collective necks for perpetuity.
This building has been sitting there rotting for years yet you suddenly find a deep underlying passion and love for it when another use for its location is found?
I cry BS on this claim!
You are simply being obstructionist! As per usual I might add!
Keeping old completely un-noteworthy buildings in premier positions simply creates an enormously expensive ulcerating rot in the central locations of town, forcing us to extend our CBD over a wider and wider area destroying along with that expansion any chance of creating a thriving central CBD.
So while there certainly are buildings that are noteworthy and worth preserving despite this fact ie Flynn Church and Adelaide House etc.
Much less noteworthy building such as this old school must give way to the new!


Private forecaster tips massive rains for Alice
Heavy rains will certainly be welcome, no doubt about it Ed, but 30 to 50mm is a long way short of what’s required to produce floods like the one pictured.
That kind of flood requires closer to 200mm over a fairly short period of time … wouldn’t that be nice?


Big crowd at local School Strike 4 Climate Action
@ Evelyn: While I agree with the general intent of your comment it is important to note for the interested children’s education, that neither their action nor any taken by this nation will have the slightest effect on the world climate! Even if we could completely halt all of our carbon production tomorrow, it would not make the slightest difference to climate change.
So by all means kids work towards a cleaner environment, cleaner air and cleaner oceans, but don’t be taken for a ride by those who seek to create irrational fears about your own beautiful world, through politically motivated, fear mongering garbage, about climate change.
It is a natural part of our world and always will be!
The thing we really do need to need fear and guard against, are the mindless efforts of indoctrinated climate fanatics who seek through their ignorance and city bred real world isolation, to do something irrational about planetary warming.
It would benefit everyone to keep in mind that a warming climate is a more productive climate, while on the other hand a cooling climate very quickly becomes a threat to all life on earth, through starvation!
Let’s hope we get to sit somewhere in between. In the meantime there is one very real threat we should all fight and guard against, the life threatening efforts of climate science to artificially interfere with our climate. One stupid mistake and “Winter really will be coming”!


‘Arrogant’ government fails to answer 20 questions
Didn’t Robyn spruik long and loud the benefits of having an Independent Member for Araluen?
Now she is completely bound up in petty squabbling about more resources.
And not one single question to Government about things that affect the rest of us.
While the Territory goes to hell in a hand basket!
No pressure on Government at all!
Talk about ineffective.
You are payed a dam good wage plus expenses. Write your own speeches and for the Territory’s sake, get on with the job.
[ED – Mr Brown was the CLP candidate for Araluen.]


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