Why were we not asked the question, do you want …

Comment on Gallery: Friday is the day by Joan Carpenter.

Why were we not asked the question, do you want a new gallery? We already have beautiful, well used galleries at Araluen.
How many people from The Center were on the decision making committee? This town does not need to be divided by anything at the moment, certainly not covering the backsides of the people who have decided we are going to get one, and have offered us the choice of where to put it.
How very nice of them, when one site means giving up a historic site and well used oval, with no plans or money to spend on a replacement. The online survey didn’t ask the right questions for me.
What about spending the money on a flood mitigation / recreation dam, something every one can enjoy.
I appreciated Robin’s efforts to bring this issue to the public attention, as taking away Anzac oval is criminal to even think about it, and spending such a large sum of money on a project Darwin decided we need is not consulting the people.

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Your headline, “Gunner demands Council deal with Mayor conflict of interest” suggests Mr Gunner has the problem.
Several Mayors over the years have announced their candidature into the next level of Government without raising all these legal questions.
If it’s not sorted to his satisfaction, and remembering the same applies in the Barkly where Mayor Edgington is also a CLP candidate in the coming election, we may have a situation where Mr Gunner and his Ministers ignore the whole Southern Regions for the next 7 months.

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We would hope the public get a say as well.

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This shameful exercise has been a disaster from day one. No planning or consultation, just bullying, misleading the public and wasting money we don’t have.
Now it’s if you can’t do what I think is best for you, you can’t have anything.
This is not being a leader its being a dictator.

Anzac Oval will be site for gallery: Gunner
Neil, the government formed a group to advise them where would be the best site for the gallery.
Half way through they, the Government, ask them to consider the Anzac Hill site. They did, and rejected it for several reason, all stated in the report.
I don’t have the report in front of me, but reasons for rejection were, the area was prone to flooding, there were sacred sites near by and I think lack of parking.

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