The new Library would likely cost around $5 Million. Similar …

Comment on Gallery: no deal yet on land swap by Interested Darwin Observer.

The new Library would likely cost around $5 Million. Similar in cost to a day care center or pre school. $30 Million is more than the original expected cost of the new supreme court building.

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Gallery: no deal yet on land swap
Thanks Erwin, that is an astronomical number.
The current library is approximately 1000m2 in size, to replace a similar size for $30m would equate to $30,000 per m2 (about 15x more expensive per m2 than a house).
I suspect the $30m figure is to replace the entire civic centre not just the library.


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Certainly alcohol related crimes are down, however these crimes are more of the nature that do not necessarily impact the wider community in such an apparent way. The people on the forums and in the news who feel as if the NTG is duping them and cherry picking statistics are more likely feeling the impacts of the growing crime in the following areas:

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Lies, damned lies and statistics…


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James, you are spot on.
Did you know that the Power Water works at Sadadeen is contracted to a Queensland Government corporation?
And Dale Wakefield has the audacity to say her number one priority is local jobs (when referring to this very contract in a media release!)
Here are just a few companies that the Government consider to be “Territory Enterprises”. Information sourced from Awarded Tenders list.
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It’s no more a sign of public confidence to invest in Alice Springs than the Supreme Court project (Sitzlers).
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Her recent media release regarding Sadadeen substation $11.85 Million project she states: “The Territory Labor Government’s number one priority is creating local jobs and investing in the future …”
Uh, news alert: The tender you speak of was awarded to a Queensland state owned company! Yes local companies get subcontracted by them but the cream ($$) floats to the top – being Queensland Treasury! Well done, minister!


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