Hey Jim: I am right where I am thanks, which …

Comment on Uranium mining would help to save Alice: Businessmen by Melanie Ross.

Hey Jim: I am right where I am thanks, which is “where I am from”.
And as for ideas, how about building on our strengths, such as –
• Looking at ways to leverage off the success of visitation to Uluru, instead of wanting to punish a successful tourist operation bringing visitors to the Centre.
• Supporting success stories such as the Transport Hall of Fame and the many other grass roots organisations and events we already have.
• Support our valuable community spaces and facilities like Blatherskite Park. This has been underfunded for years and, as well as the site for events such as the Show, Finke scrutineering and other motor sports, and a host of others. It is the only safe horse sport area we have in town, is home to dog clubs and others as Lou points out. If you don’t like the park having to raise its own money, then how about lobbying your mate Adam Giles to properly support our community facilities. Or come up with ways they can supplement their costs without pricing our community space out of the reach of the small clubs and organisations that use it.
• Support refunding of youth services
• Look at ways of your local community supporting your local park if you don’t want higher rates.
• Involve Aboriginal people in the ideas and decision making.
• Invest in making Alice a real Solar Centre.
• Take a look at the proposal by a group of business people and other stakeholders about a National Indigenous Cultural Centre for Alice – could be a real winner for the town.
The above ideas aren’t mine – they are ones I’ve heard many people raise before. This town has heaps of good ideas, if only decision makers would listen. And it’s not motivated by a few people making a buck at the expense of everyone else.

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Uranium mining would help to save Alice: Businessmen
Businessmen?
Perhaps a better description would be a self-interested bunch motivated only by the desire to further feather their own nests.
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