I would not like to have any building, museum, hall, …

Comment on Gallery business case far from ‘well underway’ by Gavin Carpenter.

I would not like to have any building, museum, hall, cultural centre, call it what you may based on the Nyinkka Nyunyu exercise in Tennant Creek.
It is a great building, don’t get me wrong BUT the cost was humongous for what is there.
It is closed more often than open because of staffing problems and the way is/was supposed to be operate, I could go on.
Is this just another case of the tail (public service) wagging the dog (politicians) again to justify jobs?
I made this comment to a pollie some years ago and the answer was “yes we know but do not know how to change it”.
I was speechless for some considerable time.

Recent Comments by Gavin Carpenter

Slash and burn at CDU: Alice loses out
Oh how the wheel goes around and around.
Having spent a number of years on the old TAFE council, (oldies would remember that) similar happened.
The whole process was dismantled after considerable expense getting it up and running to a very satisfactory training organisation with considerable local input and involvement.
Staff who were doing a reasonable job left, many for interstate, due to bureaucracy and interference from above and the whole place collapsed.
A very sad state of affairs and a serious loss to the Territory and the students involved at the time.


High season caravan occupancy rate: Zero.
Yes Brendan. You can write off any tourist season this year 2020, will be not much better 2021 and maybe something will happen by 2022/3.
Self funded retirees make up a large number of travellers, they are taking a hit with reduced dividend income, other oldies are tightening their spending patterns.
Families are looking at education problems and any spare cash will be put toward paying the mortgage rather than holidays.
As we all know, the NT is not a cheap place to visit. All states will be offering good deals for locals to experience, they are coming out now for future travel.
There will be a number of tourist operators fall by the wayside, never to return.
This in turn will reflect on other business operators who rely on a tourist season to give them that extra bit of business and consequent cash flow to keep people employed.
At this point in time the NT is not in a good position to face the full a force of this virus issue. It will really start to hit the fan in the next few months.


Wakefield ready for fight: affirms intention to acquire oval
“The gallery will bring back the airlines, It will bring back visitors to our town. It will give a huge boost to our economic rebound.”
What are these clowns smoking?? I want some.
They didn’t come down in the last shower, it was a hail storm and their brains got belted on the way. The only “boost” will be more debt added to the already overblown Territory budget.
A half decent business plan of how this proposed art gallery will all work may be convinced me it is a good thing.
Until then it is all pie in the sky bureaucrats and government wasting more money and time. As for the high school site being suitable, just more idiocy from [people] who really have no idea.


Public cut off from MacDonnell national parks
And this is only the start of more pain to come.
I do not see any sunset clauses on any of these rules, regulations and legislation (both local, Territory and Federal) so possibly could go on for years.
The fan is going to be hit in a big way in about six months’ time with unemployment, businesses falling over, no money to live and pay accounts due.
Hate to be a pessimist but the future does not look good in any way it is looked at.
Our great grand kids will still be paying of the debt now being accrued by governments.
Have a great day everyone … and the flies are still around.


Mayor’s ‘conflict’: council to ask for independent legal opinion
So, we don’t like the in-house advice re conflicts of interest, obtain further advice. If we don’t like that answer we will get further advice until we get the answer we want. Don’t you worry about that, the mug ratepayer will cover the cost.
What a mob of clowns trying to run the show!!!!


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