To repeat previous suggestions: The National Indigenous Art Gallery and a …

Comment on CBD planning: The vibrants are at it again by Charlie Carter.

To repeat previous suggestions:
The National Indigenous Art Gallery and a Cultural Centre could be on the same site, but somewhat separate entities, and the Melanka site seems the obvious choice.
For the Residential Capacity Report (modelling how dwellings could be established in the CBD) the Railway Freight yard should be moved to the Brewer Estate, freeing up a perfect site for “in town” (if not technically CBD) medium density residential development.
And get rid of the eight storeys!

Recent Comments by Charlie Carter

New COVID initiative rehashes old projects
The Morrison plan applies to “a renovation price range of $150,000 up to $750,000”.
Wow! This is serious welfare for the rich.
You can get it if you own a house, and are prepared to spend upwards of 150 grand on a reno.
I suspect it won’t help the local tradies much. A reno for more than 15 grand is probably more in the local price range.
I’m sure Harbourside Mansion and co will be delighted.


Your CBD, their plans
And of course the Elephant standing in the Mall is the (trumpet fanfare) “The National Aboriginal Art Gallery Site at the Anzac Precinct”.
It will (according to the Gunner original reasons for the choice) “revitalise the north end of the Mall”.


Use your dollar to force fuel prices down: Murray Stewart
As a small business person with income reduced to zero by the hiatus in tourism, I suggest that there may be another factor to consider as well as price differential.
Because of the reduction of travel generally, and tourism travel in particularly, fuel outlet sales have no doubt plummeted.
And, like most businesses, their fixed costs are still there. Rent, insurance, staff, etc still have to be paid with less income, so some increase in profit differential may be justified.


Masters Games this October, not 2022: Lambley
“And if the borders happen to be open.”
Yes Robyn, and if my aunty had balls she’d be my uncle.


Mparntwe custodians: Lhere Artepe does not speak for us
I am saddened by the lack of legal and cultural awareness by some of your correspondents.
@ Jack: Native title is a whitefella legal construct. It does not in any way diminish sacred site or traditional attachment to country.
@ WB: The proposal is for an Aboriginal Art Gallery. Aboriginal Art has contributed millions to the Alice community. The Aboriginal Gallery would do likewise. Don’t you think they are entitled to say where it should go?
@ Perrule: Private stuff doesn’t come into it. The Desert Knowledge precinct is the location that no Aboriginal people disagree with as far as I can determine. It is strongly supported by the most relevant custodians.
@ Peter: Again, Don’t you think they are entitled to say where it should go?
@ Arunta Man: Spot on.


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