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Comment on A good spot for the art gallery? by Hal Duell.

Alex: If the asbestos is gone then I can think of no good reason to remove a sound building with local heritage significance that could easily be repurposed to provide shelter, assistance and guidance for Alice’s rampaging youth.
And the rugby codes could continue to use the historic Anzac oval.
But when did good ideas ever sway a government determined to talk loud, spend big and accomplish little?

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A good spot for the art gallery?
Further to my comments on this and other articles concerning the issue of Anzac Oval as a site for the proposed Cultural Centre, let me repeat my objection to the choice of Anzac Oval for this project.
The entire site is of historic and cultural significance to Alice Springs and deserves to be kept as it is. Why build over an area that is currently used and loved by all Alice’s residents in order to build a massively expensive Cultural Centre that will cost the earth not only to build, but to maintain.
There are other sites. Let’s hope the government listens to the people and chooses one of them. I suggest there will be resentment rippling through the town if they heavy-handedly go against what seems to be the majority opinion on this.
No one is expressing objections to building a Cultural Centre. This could change if it is pushed down our throats.


A good spot for the art gallery?
The possible fly in the ointment of using Anzac High for anything is asbestos. I have been told that the building is riddled with it, and while I do not know if that is true, given its age I think it likely.
If true, is it manageable? Again, I don’t know.


A good spot for the art gallery?
I feel so sorry for the visitors. Clearly they had not heard about our naughty children.


Recent Comments by Hal Duell

Do what I do: a lesson for the government, police
@ John Bell, Posted March 28, 2020 at 8:47pm: Bit of a cheap shot, that “Wuhan Virus”.
It could just as easily be called the Fort Detrick Virus.
Maybe we should all just stick with COVID-19 until we know more.


Do what I do: a lesson for the government, police
That the officer in question did what he did speaks to a degree of selfish irresponsibility that has to call into question his right to bear arms in public, to detain and arrest.
I hope he survives the virus, and I hope those he infected, if any, do also.
And then I hope he is dismissed from the NT Police.


Now it’s five
And has anyone suggested that the New South Wales health minister Brad Hazzard should be charged with criminal negligence for allowing those 2700 passengers to disembark without being tested for the virus?


Record NT debt: Gunner mum on collateral
There’s another serious problem with Gunner’s program for the coming year, and that has to do with the price of oil.
Saudi Arabia and Russia have just started an oil price war, and the perhaps intended consequence of that will be to shut the US shale gas out of international markets.
Lower than a certain price, and fracked gas is simply not economically viable. Bankruptcies are expected.
So probably good news for the anti-fracking lobby – profit and loss economics may make that whole problem go away.
This Gunner dude is looking more and more like someone who simply doesn’t keep up.


Record NT debt: Gunner mum on collateral
Compulsory acquisition with what? We already have a debt requiring one million dollars a day in interest.
And tourism is tanking all around the world.
It’s Corona time.
And this bloke wants to build another art gallery?
Deadset, if only he had an orange comb-over, I could love him like I love the Golden Golem of Greatness himself.


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