What’s he want for it? $11 million. Tell him he’s dreaming …

Comment on Old Melanka site for sale – again by Paul Darvodelsky.

What’s he want for it?
$11 million.
Tell him he’s dreaming …

Recent Comments by Paul Darvodelsky

Ratepayer, do you want your money back?
Hear! Hear! Steve Brouwer.
There are 101 things council can do with the money to benefit the community. Let’s take this windfall opportunity to do some of them.
Let’s use it to create something which inspires us and makes the town a nicer place.

Cops at bottlos: how it works, and how it doesn’t
As a business owner, located next to a bottle shop, the police presence has been a massive benefit. There has been a huge reduction in issues around the area and this has a positive effect on the whole area.
I have also taken the time to speak to police on the beat and they are largely supportive.
One in particular noted in reply to my comment that it wasn’t the most exciting part of his job, that he could now get home at a reasonable time in the evening, rather than being up late writing reports.

Melanka: 8 storeys done deal, but still questions
Extremely disappointing to hear that an eight storey development has been approved in Alice Springs. Sure it may make for better returns for the developers but it is totally inconsistent with the nature of Alice Springs development and totally unnecessary in our town. Have you ever seen a nice looking block of apartments?
Why on earth do we need high rise in Alice Springs? There has already been at least one audit of available development space in the town and it has shown that there is more than ample room for infill development without ugly high rise.
By the way. Does anyone know who is going to live in all these new apartments? I don’t see masses of people flocking to live in Alice Springs at the moment as the government is cutting back on key areas of health, education, environment and other important services for the community.

Burn, not bury rubbish: Incinerator plan
Fred. Based on work I’ve done with other facilities around the world of this nature it is likely that there would be practically zero chance of anyone getting cancer.
If it’s not burnt here then I understand it is trucked elsewhere and burnt. So this proposal therefore has a reduction in carbon emissions compared to the current practice.
It is arguable whether it is fair to send our waste to someone else to take care of.

Burn, not bury rubbish: Incinerator plan
This is an interesting proposal in my view with merit. Whilst I am committed to a sustainable approach, we must remember that we all (yes, you and me) create a lot of waste.
A portion of this waste cannot be reused or recycled at the moment. Medical waste is a good example. It is our responsibility to do something with it. It is not fair or sustainable to send it away to another community to deal with, and no doubt expensive.
So what do we do? Do we bury it? Or burn it? In the long term we want to avoid it, but there will always be some wastes which we can’t avoid. Most of wastes aren’t a big threat to the environment, but are a nuisance and need to be treated carefully.
Judging only by the cost of this proposal and engineering work I’ve done in this field, it is quite a small incinerator.
Emissions cleaning technologies are readily available and if installed and used properly, very effective.
Technically there is no reason this sort of plant cannot operate cleanly and effectively and with no threat to the community.

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