The West MacDonnell Ranges are in focus right now. But …

Comment on Fire management inadequate to non-existent: ALEC by Chris Slater.

The West MacDonnell Ranges are in focus right now. But the awaiting disaster in the East MacDonnell Ranges is very real.
The Arltunga Historical Reserve is choked with buffel. Where once spinifex clumped without being greedy of ground, now buffel wants it all.
Walking tracks and vehicle tracks invaded by this land thief.
As a regular visitor to the area for the last 20 years I have observed a slow but complete change of the landscape. An invasion.
Interestingly, funds were allocated for the eradication of Athel Pine around the old mission 10 years ago but nothing for buffel.
The Athel Pine planted by the brothers did no more than provide shade and while introduced had little chance of spreading in that arid area.
Bureaucrats, greenies and agendas. Where do we go from here?

Recent Comments by Chris Slater

Despite clear leads, no-one was punished for making this mess
Walking my dog on the old South road just through the first grid and along the old Ghan track and out along the new Ghan track several times a week I see the absolute disrespect for the land.
Rubbish dumping in both areas is off the chart.
What is wrong with these people that they choose to skulk in at dusk or night and push the garbage bags old couches and everything else that requires a small dump fee out of the trailer?
Erwin, if you would like a tour with your camera I’m your man.


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Does cramming seventy units, retail space and a pool into the two small blocks pictured make sense?
Across the road is the town eyesore. Oh that’s right a couple of sacred trees trumps development or does it?
There must be more to the story. You can bet it’s about bottom line as it always is.
South Terrace and Gap Road are already under traffic stress.
Add Alice Star units currently under construction on just three old Alice household blocks and the seventy five units for the bowling club site on South Terrace and we are creating a traffic and infrastructure nightmare for the future.


Wards for Alice council, including one for town camps?
I am a strong supporter of wards. How nice to have an alderman as a first go to for street by street issues.
The generic group we have now are somewhat impotent when it comes to on the ground residents issues. Make them earn their allowance or move on.


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Forensic.


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Alex Hope makes an excellent point in relation to wards. Instead of using council as platform for personal agendas and political ideals the collective elected members should be working for us and our street by street issues.


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