Great news. Not so great the secret meetings. …

Comment on Council says ‘no’ to government gallery offer by Alan Harrison.

Great news. Not so great the secret meetings.

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Council says ‘no’ to government gallery offer
Perhaps we’re looking at this the wrong way. Maybe an Aboriginal controlled gallery on Aboriginal land would make more sense?
What about a public private partnership with Aboriginal majority shareholding and creative control. The NT Government could kick in its $50m, Aboriginal people could provide the site and any additional funding (thanks Centrecorp?)
As for suitable sites, to throw a few in, you could talk to the residents of Ilparpa Camp (south of the gap) or Larapinta Valley Camp (great location) about shared space, housing swaps, compensation or any combination that works for them. There is also the block off Commonage Rd between Little Sisters Camp and the railway line.

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