Arguments are what should count, not just numbers. But if we …

Comment on Zoning approval for White Gums subdivision by Horrified 2.

Arguments are what should count, not just numbers.
But if we are to consider numbers then 15 objections may be a low number but just one supporting submission is vastly lower.
Indeed, the rezoning had just 6.7% support.
93.3% of submissions opposed it.

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Zoning approval for White Gums subdivision
Agree Horrified.
The logic of “Alice Springs has a population of just under 29,000. 15 fifteen objections adds up to a whopping .05%” is disturbing.
It would seem that Alice Springs residents, including babies support all manner of things by not objecting.
Their silent “approval” is pitted against the few who are active objectors. The Government may need to ask for “approvers” and all the rest are taken to object.

Zoning approval for White Gums subdivision
Steve, Have you been outed here?
I noticed you did not respond to my previous challenge to deny that you would change your proposal to build a seniors village.
I am reluctantly staring to entertain the idea that the seniors village proposal was a ploy to get land re zoning, offering something needed by the community but later having to back away from it and actually build something else.
If so, that’s very canny of you, if somewhat duplicitous.
But this is just idle speculation on my part, I’m probably completely wrong and if so please post a response promising to not veer away from the seniors village, come what may.

Zoning approval for White Gums subdivision
Steve, I reckon you are not so silly as to actually build a senior’s village.
I think that may well have been a ploy to get rezoning approval and you will soon be saying that the demand is not there and change the application.
If I’m wrong please commit to building a seniors village and rule out a major change to the proposal.

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Mating odour to catch feral cats
Cats roam and I wonder how many much-loved pet cats have ended up on this rural property.
Cats should always be trapped and taken to the local shelter.
Shelter staff and volunteers will then check for a microchip to see if there is a registered owner and advertise online to try to re-home. They are dealt with humanely at all times.

Back to the future with Warren Snowdon
@ Frank Baarda: The helium is a byproduct of Central Petroleum’s (ASX CTP) Mt Kitty petroleum system to the far west of Alice Springs near the Kintore community.
The Suprise 1 well at Mt Kitty pumped oil for more than a year that was transported in tankers. Little has been reported by the company on the commercial possibilities of the helium.

End of search for Monika Billen
My drone flying friends say that not finding Monika is a disgrace.
Forget the old tech ground searches.
Fly the latest high tech drones equipped with high-resolution cameras or video and analyse the results.
She would have been found on day two after being reported missing.
After an initial cost of perhaps $100,000 the drone system would pay for itself within a year and the tourist industry would be better off.

The financial crisis in the Northern Territory
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Federal grant of $500,000 for remote preschool.
NT admin tax $250,000.
Old asbestos clad science block sent to the community (instead of dumping it}.
Over the next three months, Alice Springs tradies renovate the building.
There is no money left for painting so that becomes a school expense.
Darwin designed building has no security so is broken into and trashed, then closed for six months as the school tries to get it repaired.
So the NT Government gets a windfall profit, Alice Springs businesses do well and the community gets a high maintenance asbestos building.

At last, public will get a say on Anzac Oval: Town Council
Gunner has made the right call on the location of the proposed gallery and offered substantial funding.
No other sensible and economically viable location has been proposed.
The gallery will probably operate at a loss as does the Desert Park.
To be sustainable the loss must be minimised and it must add value to our tourist businesses.
South of the Gap / at the Desert Part are not suitable locations.
The Greens are engaged in misguided economically damaging democracy.
They are doing the same by using their position on the Water Board to slow down mining development at Mt Pearce.
This action threatens the offer of generous funding.

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