The old Anzac High School site and building is the …

Comment on Government firm on demolishing Anzac High: Lawler by Brendan.

The old Anzac High School site and building is the ideal site for a drop-in centre to get the kids off the streets at night and have educational programs, sport, using the Anzac Oval, beds, a kitchen to teach the kids nutrition and how to prepare a meal.
We need to start somewhere. These ideas will cost money, but we have lost one or two generations now. How many more will we lose if we don’t start programs to help these kids and make them productive and wanting a better life for themselves?
It would cost the Territory Government less money in the long run if they bought the Melanka site, put the Aboriginal Art Gallery there in four, five or six story building and a four or five story car park on the Hartley Street site.
This would keep the Art Gallery in the town area, and the Anzac oval can stay where it is.
Allow on the Melanka site to build a 4.5 or five star hotel as well to be leased out. Eventually the land for the hotel can be subdivided and sold.

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Thank you Ted, for your insight and comments. All we need to do now is hope the Territory and Federal Governments are listening and start from there.
I also sent an email to the Alice News re the old Anzac High School. It would be a great place to start for a drop in centre for the youth.

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Coming from the south you need to look to the right over your shoulder to see if a train is coming, it travels at about 100 kph. Do you think a road train 53 metres long travelling at 100 kph can stop in time?
It needs about 1 Km or more to stop.
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