• 39% does not make a majority. • The building is …

Comment on Gallery poll: less than 40% wanted Anzac Oval by Evelyne Roullet.

• 39% does not make a majority.
• The building is more than just an old high school to a lot of old residents including me! Community college, technical college …
• Tourism? I have been tour guide / sole operator for language and I have good knowledge of what the real tourists want. I said real, because you have tourists who do not know why they are here, and the ones who have specific wants.
• “We understand Anzac Oval is highly valued as community green space. This will be respected in the planning and design process for the gallery. The community, including traditional owners, will be consulted through this process.”
• Green will be respected? Please explain.
• In the planning and design process? Hello!!! No design yet!!!
• How can you consult without a design and projection???
This project looks more and more like a scenario of “Yes, Minister”.
Bernard: But surely the citizens of a democracy have a right to know.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: No. They have a right to be ignorant. Knowledge only means complicity in guilt; ignorance has a certain dignity.

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Gallery poll: less than 40% wanted Anzac Oval
Gunner should ask the residents as the oval belongs to the ratepayers and not to the Mayor.
After six months of hard work, the committee handed its report to government in mid-November.
The committee believe that the Desert Park is the best location to achieve the project’s vision.
More than any other site considered, it would allow an expression of “connectedness to country,” says Mr Watkins – fundamental for an Indigenous cultural project.
“It’s somewhere where you can understand the grandeur, the majesty of the country, where the museum would have room to breathe,” says Ms Perkins.
Why have a committee if you do not listen to the founding? Is it not throwing money in the wind?


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The Todd Tavern (originally the Riverside Hotel) is another historic site and building that is going to disappear, another nail for Alice’s coffin.
This hotel has had various owners and various names, yet it remains the oldest hotel still in use in Alice Springs.
The original building on the site, built about 1918, was a store. In 1951 an application was made for a licence for the “Riverside Hotel” and was granted on condition that the hotel be built by 1954. Nevertheless it was to be 1958 before the hotel was completed.
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The Old Alice was dead and this was the first nail in the coffin.
In 1987 the second nail came – Marron’s Newsagency.
The third nail is Anzac Hill School.
Soon the coffin will be sealed and we will bury Alice.


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Symptoms:
• delusional fantasies.
• inflated self esteem and overestimate powers.
Not contagious and only know treatment is the isolation of the patients.


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