It appears to me Melanie that what your really sick …

Comment on Burn, not bury rubbish: Incinerator plan by Steve Brown.

It appears to me Melanie that what your really sick to death of, or should I say threatened, or maybe even a tiny bit envious of, has nothing to do with the CLP.
Rather it is private enterprise, people having a go, people who aren’t wedded to the great cycle of dependency, people who have the capacity to do things for themselves without having to ask for “Funding”!
That’s actually how the real world operates, believe it or not, Melanie!
Don’t you think its good when one of our own [born and bred] makes good? Locals creating wealth? Creating employment for our kids in our town?
Perhaps you are just saying you’d rather dump your garbage on other peoples door steps, use good tax payer dollars to pay for it, while turning a blind eye to any moral responsibility for the outcome?
Personally I think, burn it here or burn it in there, it still goes into the atmosphere!
So why don’t we do the right thing take responsibility for our own garbage and keep the tax dollar at home, employ our own.
Melanie, every new project is subject to rigorous scrutiny through a very rigorous planning process.
Every aspect of its operation including structural operational, environmental and social impacts are looked at in detail before any go ahead is given.
If we have a problem here in the Territory it’s far too much scrutiny, not too little.
Our levels of scrutiny and regulation make us the most difficult place in the nation to get any kid of project off the ground.
You should know about that Melanie, that’s how Labor strangled our growth for so long!

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Burn, not bury rubbish: Incinerator plan
There is a considerable amount of medical waste which has to be incinerated, presently we are paying others to do it for us, not only does it make economic sense to dispose of our own waste in my view it fulfills a moral responsibility.
Like most I have some reservations about incineration, I certainly wouldn’t like to see items that can reasonably be recycled incinerated.
However Darren assures us that this process produces no toxic fumes can be monitored for that assurance and reduces waste to 3% of its original volume that’s got to be a good thing doesn’t it?
Council is presently trying to secure more Land on which to deposit left over waste, surely the less area we fowl up with waste in an area very much at risk of leeching into our water supply the better the overall pollution risk.
So before reacting hysterically against this project let’s at least take a good look at the science behind it and make a balanced decision about which waste is suitable for one process or the other.
In the meantime Darren is to be congratulated for showing the kind of entrepreneurial spirit this town so desperately needs if it is ever going to extract itself from the endless cycle of bureaucracy and welfare dependence.
Good on you, Darren, I wish you every success.

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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