Sounds to me like Anzac Oval has been a bone …

Comment on Why aren’t people listening to us?  by Kevin.

Sounds to me like Anzac Oval has been a bone of contention for many years.
The limited size of the park has restricted the growth potential of rugby all because of a few residents who clearly just don’t want anything to change for no other reason then they don’t want it to change.
About time for a change, I think.
Anzac Oval is not a public space.
It has a large fence around it and I can’t access it when I want. Only when there is an event on and only if I pay the entry fee.

Recent Comments by Kevin

‘Save Anzac Oval’ motion defeated
Thanks to those councilors who did not bow to a vocal minority and a flawed survey result. This is why you were elected, to make difficult decisions without fear or favour. Keep up the good work and keep moving Alice Springs forward.

Crunch time in Anzac Oval standoff
Is the gallery being built ON ANZAC Oval? This is new information or misinformation. Fact is, the community will gain significant benefit from the ANZAC site. Other then the repeated cries that nobody came to my home and asked me my own personal opinion, there has been no fact based explanation as to what the comnunity will lose.
The council survey was flawed. Multiple responses from multiple devices or even multiple locations would not be filtered out. IP addresses change each time you logon or off your internet unless you subscribe to a static IP. Government forward facing proxy servers would all look like the same device.
I support the ANZAC Oval site. It has far more positive outcomes then negative. My only concern is where will the money come from?
Citing other community issues such as crime and youth issues as reasons not to do it is ridiculous. Crime and youth issues have been the same for generations in this part of the country. If we stop everything until that is resolved, we will never ever get anywhere.
We need to continue to grow the town and improve the appeal of the town centre. Take our blinkers off and support development innitiatives for our town before it is too late.

‘Our’ gallery: Will Gunner, Ryan slay the dragon stealing it?
With so many anti-progressive pissants in town, this place is doomed to become another fuel stop on the way to Adelaide.
Most of the arguments against the plan were irrelevant because the people making them failed to educate themselves.
Loss of greenspace and access were the main gripes and neither were actual issues because we would have better, more accessible greenspace.
Plenty of people support the plan but have been shouted down and are afraid of the angry mob who just want to fight against anything the government puts forward and then complain that the government doesn’t do anything.
Bloody rent a crowds protesting everything and achieving nothing.
ANZAC Oval is a wasted site. It is prime location in the CBD which I cannot use because it has a bloody great fence around it.
I can’t use the greenspace along the Todd because of the wasted itinerants. Greenspace is only useful if you can access it.
And you [people] who complain you werent consulted … if you take yourself off the grid, proud that you dont watch TV, read the paper, antisocial media etc … how is anyone supposed to consult with you?
You were complaining you werent consulted … during the consultation period! You exist to complain!

News to us, say councillors on Anzac Hill development
The irony of Eli Melky putting about a petition based on a poll from a closed facebook page is not lost on me.
Going off half cocked in a tantrum because he has not been trusted with the full concept while it is still being developed.
If he succeeds in sinking this significwnt development in Central Australia, he will then move on to complaining about the lack of development and investment.
How is your mentoring of Dyllan Voller going Eli? You jumped on that band wagon when you thought you could get some political milage out of him.

National Indigenous gallery process hijacked?
Personally, i believe the ANZAC oval site is the better option. It will bring people into the township rather then taking them out of town where there are less facilities and less visibility. People, including locals, will be encouraged to visit the gallery more frequently as it is simply a short walk from the CBD. The project was about revitalising Alice Springs. Locals and businesses have been complaining about the lack of activity in the CBD. But now an option comes up to do exactly that and you want to push it out of town again…

Be Sociable, Share!

A new way to support our journalism

We do not have a paywall. If you support our independent journalism you can make a financial contribution by clicking the red button below. This will help us cover expenses and sustain the news service we’ve been providing since 1994, in a locally owned and operated medium.

Erwin Chlanda, Editor