Forget the dam. This would be easily solved by just …

Comment on Uranium mining would help to save Alice: Businessmen by Fred the Philistine.

Forget the dam. This would be easily solved by just cleaning out the river by grabbing out the saplings in the river as they are of significant value.
This would then make the river flow easier and alleviate the flooding. What I have seen of the latest river flows, the rubbish is holding the water back.
There is no need to spend $ for a flood that may happen every 150 years.
Modifications such as tree grubbing and getting rid of the tin and rubbish is the cheapest and better angle. Poor infrastructure is also a problem. Parts of town the road is lower than the ground.

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Uranium mining would help to save Alice: Businessmen
I think a good start would be to clean the river out and remove dead trees and some of the saplings so the water can flow.
If we had better town planning this would be a lot better and not have people building in flood prone areas.
Better town planning would be the go if you need to restrict the water. Let council do something for they have millions in the bank.


Uranium mining would help to save Alice: Businessmen
I think these boys should finance this project them selves. Ranger mine has been closed for a couple of years. Olympic dam has just shelved 1200 jobs and Prominent Hill is finding it hard. Has an environment study been done and who is to say miners will not be fly in and out? Some people are negative but town planing would help. Just look at the new Mall. Not much there to attract tourism. Very little parking.


Uranium mining would help to save Alice: Businessmen
I think what Liz Martin said needed to be said. I am not a truckie and have visited it several times. I think it is a credit to the people who run it and an asset to the town. These three stooges need to stop winging and to get on with it and not to worry so much about lining their own pockets and do something for the community.


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Having emergency packs in hire vehicles (like a knapsack with water, tourch, flares, space blanket, hydralite tablets etc).
Also on hot days, the rangers should be checking the car parks every afternoon at 4.00pm. If cars are still there he should then go and look along the track.
There needs to be more signage. Like all the parks around Alice Springs, the facilities and the signage are very poor.


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What a total waste of money this is going to be. NT Govt is already $875M deficit in the budget. By the way, who is going to run the so called cultural centre?

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You are all missing the point. This town is a service town for the Indigenous.
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You also have people who take advantage of the Indigenous, e.g. taxi drivers. This town is controlled by very few people.
What annoys me is the police at the bottle shops. This should be funded by the bottle shops themselves. Why should the tax payers pay for it?
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Well said, Mabel.


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