Why doesn’t the Gov just buy 20 new demount-able houses …

Comment on Delayed report castigates government over town camps by James T Smerk.

Why doesn’t the Gov just buy 20 new demount-able houses for each camp? 100k each instead of a 600k house they build which needs knocking down and rebuilding every few years. Also teach people to respect their homes and others’ homes.
I have always wondered why it is the government’s job to ensure these people have housing, what about all the other homeless people?

Recent Comments by James T Smerk

Big drops in grog crime, break-ins on way down: police
I think you will find we “the people” are used to break-ins and don’t bother reporting as nothing ever comes of it unless its serious like a car theft for insurance purposes.
So don’t fool yourself thinking crime is down, not for a second.


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Spot on Karen. But the thing is any business in the NT is apparently local, even the big interstate business with tree people in their local temp office.
Change the rules and make business have their main office in the NT and not a dodgy little satellite office to get them jobs to move in on.
And while you’re there award them to companies in the area of the works not old mate in Darwin taking all the Alice Springs business away further hurting the Alice.
I suppose the real local guys are a bit pricey but surely it’s good for the region.


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It’s doing my head in hearing about this gallery. It’s been promised for three years, and will most likely be a drawcard for both parties to yap on about in the coming election.
And may never happen as someone is always unhappy about whatever the outcome will be.
It reminds me of an old saying: “Sh#t or get off the pot.”
Can anyone come up with another achievable idea for the town, please?


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Spot on Michael Dean.


Private $25m residential project for health staff
Geez, any walking distance on that road is not safe at all.
The hospital has a huge block surely they could have built something on the grounds to keep staff safe.
Isn’t that the same spot a doctor was hit in the head with a brick many years ago?
And am I right it isn’t even on the Melanka site? Geez, again space wasted.
This Sitzler mob are cleaning up on the big juicy government money of town. I thought those mob left Alice Springs and moved to Darwin years ago.


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