Spot on Erwin. Shame the people with power don’t care, …

Comment on Rampaging kids: Dale Wakefield drops the ball by James T Smerk.

Spot on Erwin. Shame the people with power don’t care, or should I say don’t want to hear what you’re saying (which is what we are all saying).
Dale must be so embarrassed when walking around the streets of Alice, on the rare occasion she does.
I bet everyone she walks past is thinking “you have failed us”, pity we are too polite to say it to her face. Maybe we need to.

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High season caravan occupancy rate: Zero.
Maybe there might be a need for a local focus. Start promoting to the locals as a night or nights away from the normal life.
Might be fun for families they can camp or stay in a cabin, especially with Finke cancelled it would be a good way for people to still get the camping experience (kind of).
Start some specials and organise some sort of special events.
With all the confusion it would be good to get out there and let everyone know you are open and what is available.


‘Affordable land’ in a man-made desert
Town grows larger while population grows smaller. I don’t get it.
Might be “affordable land” but it sure ain’t affordable to build on it.


COVID: Trouble in the bush
It’s not financially viable to maintain so many little communities.
There is minimal if any tax revenue received from each community.
The concept of living remotely comes with the challenges of not having modern facilities, services or products.
If you choose to live remotely you can’t expect food and services to be similarly prices in a community compared to a city / town.
Much like people in Alice Springs can’t expect to pay the same for a tradie to install a carport for the price of someone in Melbourne might pay.
It sounds nice to be able to support this kind of living however it all cost money and lots of money.
It would be a good idea for all communities to become a little self-sufficient and grow some of their own fruit and veggies.
Or even produce some of their own requirements (for example bread baking and things similar).


Town camp drunks attack police, ignore COVID rules
It says something about our decision makers that this kind of event is normal and happens more and more.
The lack of consequences and outrage shows they are OK with this kind of behaviour.


Who will benefit from Paterson’s $2.8m voucher scheme?
Good idea.


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