And on the subject of Solar Power: Tasmania had a …

Comment on Alice solar future needs facts and figures by Bob Taylor.

And on the subject of Solar Power: Tasmania had a bit of a shock this summer when they lost their power connection (BassLink Cable) to the mainland and their hydro dams dropped to record low levels.
It would appear from the following article that part of the solution was solar. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-16/tch-solar-uptake-on-tasmanian-farms/7747514?section=tas
Bob Taylor, Braitling

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Alice solar future needs facts and figures
On the subject of electricity: Is street lighting infrastructure on council roads and public areas owned by ASTC or PAWC?
On September 30, 2015 the NT News reported: “Councils are now being told they’ve got to maintain, replace and upgrade street lighting.”
This would appear to be a major shift of responsibility to Territory councils.
Apparently ASTC budgeted $469,000 in 2014-15 for street lighting.
Have or will councils (rate payers) be compensated for this shift in financial responsibility?
Do councils have the technical expertise in this type of electrical infrastructure or its maintenance?
How is the exact cost of street lighting costed?
Shouldn’t this subject be an election issue or is it a done deal?
Bob Taylor, Braitling.


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It’s a pity we may have two good local candidates competing for the seat of Araluen.
If Damien Ryan gets elected and if the CLP form government (that’s two big ifs), I wouldn’t be surprised if Damien puts his hand up for Chief Minister.


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I also had the pleasure of working for Peter & Paul Sitzler (RIP) as a carpenter on wages between 1976-1981 after working with a large interstate firm Barclay Bros.
Having recently married and started a family, Sitzler Bros. provided me with employment and support at this important period in my life.
The contrast between working for a small local builder Sitzlers and Barclays was significant.
At the end of my first year with Sitzlers I was paid a small bonus, which helped with our growing family at the time.
It is good to see they have continued to grow, improve and receive this major national award, well done Michael Sitzler and your team.


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Thank you Alex for your explanation of how this fire started.
My comment below was a general comment in nature and based on historical observations and experience. However I agree with your assessment of how this fire started and the underlying human intervention in the river that led to this and other trees being made vulnerable to any ignition source.
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I hope someone in government or a local with the means is reading, listening and paying attention to your ideas.
Unfortunately I think what happens is individuals, businesses and maybe even foreign interests read these postings and ideas and incorporate them into their own business or corporate plans and run with them.


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