This gallery is a life line for our collapsed tourism …

Comment on Standoff over Anzac Oval for gallery crescendoes by Merrilyn Spencer.

This gallery is a life line for our collapsed tourism industry and the community’s support of this project would be a ray of hope to those struggling to save their businesses and to the employees already displaced from their jobs.
It is heart wrenching to hear our council has again rejected the opportunity to move our town forward and unbelievable that people are rejecting the opportunity to have a world class gallery built in our town because they will find it difficult to find a car park.
And how many times must it be stated that this is not an art shop?
The tourism sector in our town is broken and we are all looking for hope and leadership.
Alice Springs Town Council please just let this gallery be built. Ultimately the town will thank you.

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Surely this is the precise time that moving the gallery forward is essential.
Yes we are in lock down with our tourism industry on its knees.
This lock down saw the cancelation of millions of dollars worth of international tour groups (and hundreds of Alice Springs residents losing their jobs) that are unlikely to return until at least the end of 2021.
We need to use this down time to renew and rebuild the desire for people to visit our region.
Let’s get serious about motivating as many as possible to visit our region and our town.
A National Indigenous Art Gallery is exactly what is needed at this time.

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