Gotta’ love input from Minister Wakefield – really has her …

Comment on Government electricity firm in trouble as solar booms by Interested Darwin Observer.

Gotta’ love input from Minister Wakefield – really has her finger on the pulse of the community and is an expert in this field.
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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Sacred sites authority mum on Melanka trees
I believe the majority of the trees lost are Corymbia Citriodora (Lemon Scented Gums). The species is native to the Queensland coast.
Certainly though, all trees, including those lost are significant to the attractiveness and amenity of the town.
AAPA is a law upon themselves. Incredibly underachieving, self serving bureaucrats. They are almost a Tax. The AAPA Tax.
A suitable, efficient and transparent process to record and protect Sacred Sites and other elements of natural and cultural significance is needed – AAPA is not it.


Big drops in grog crime, break-ins on way down: police
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:

For Alice Springs, per 100,000 comparing year ending 31st July 2018 and 31st July 2019

House break ins UP 63% this year
Commercial break ins UP 2% this year
Motor Vehicle thefts UP 17% this year
Property Damage UP 9% this.

Lies, damned lies and statistics…


Blackout: Managers must go, says union source
How long does it take for BESS to kick in versus the battery system put in by SA from Tesla? Apparently the SA system can activate and output power in milliseconds.


Private $25m residential project for health staff
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.
• FYFE
• Downer EDI
• BMD Constructions
• AON Risk Services
• KPMG
• Grace Worldwide
• Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
• Australian Childhood Foundation


Private $25m residential project for health staff
It’s no more a sign of public confidence to invest in Alice Springs than the Supreme Court project (Sitzlers).
This accommodation project sees $18.6m flow to the developer.
Michael Gunner, how about helping Alice Springs to become a town where people are confident enough to invest without being backed by the NTG? You do your job and we do ours.


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