Agreed that there has been an established height restriction of …

Comment on Melanka building would obscure unequalled backdrop by Hal Duell.

Agreed that there has been an established height restriction of three storeys for buildings in Alice Springs, but hasn’t the new court house breached that restriction and set a new precedent?
As for proposed eight storey Melanka building severely affecting the world-famous panorama from Anzac Hill, the computer generated picture leading the article “The Big One that could end the gloom” suggests that it would not, or at least not from the top.
I have no reason to doubt that as of last week there were 16 vacant shops in Gregory Terrace and the Todd Mall. The question I then ask is how well is the three storey height restriction working for Alice today, as opposed to how it worked 45 years ago?
I have no idea if the proposed building will get off the ground, never mind to eight storeys. It may easily not. And I question why anyone would want to spent $100 million in a town so negative to his proposal. But I hope he perseveres. We’re dying at three storeys.

Hal Duell Also Commented

Melanka building would obscure unequalled backdrop
Agreed that there has been an established height restriction of three storeys for buildings in Alice Springs, but hasn’t the new court house breached that restriction and set a new precedent?
As for proposed eight storey Melanka building severely affecting the world-famous panorama from Anzac Hill, the computer generated picture leading the article “The Big One that could end the gloom” suggests that it would not.
I have no reason to doubt that as of last week there were 16 vacant shops in Gregory Terrace and the Todd Mall. The question I then ask is how well is the three storey height restriction working for Alice today, as opposed to how it worked 45 years ago?
I have no idea if the proposed building will get off the ground, never mind to eight storeys. I question why anyone would want to spent $100 million in a town so negative to his proposal. But I hope he perseveres. We’re dying at three storeys.


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