Tag Archives: Alice Springs Town Council

Top secret ‘master plan’

 

 

There are apparently multi million dollar plans for the top end of the Mall but the public is getting the mushroom treatment. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA. FULL STORY »

Council backflip on Anzac Oval heritage

 

Last January it supported the application. The oval has since been recommended for listing but last Monday council, who own it on behalf of the community, withdrew its support. KIERAN FINNANE reports on this mystifying decision. FULL STORY »

Council on climate: wide-ranging action as matter of urgency


 
Even more people packed into the Town Council’s public gallery last night to support Councillor Jimmy Cocking in his bid to get council to do more about the changing climate. His persistence, their persistence paid off. The language of emergency was not adopted, but support to strengthen council’s response across the board was, unanimously. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

Council: push to declare climate emergency backfires


 
Many more people than a fortnight ago filled the public gallery, in the end it was standing room only. T-shirts had been printed, speeches prepared, 17 people took to the microphone, a song was sung … and ground was lost. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

More heat over Albrecht Oval lights, council digs in

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Town Councillors unanimously support going ahead with the light tower project for Albrecht Oval  in face of ongoing vocal opposition from some local residents. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Pictured: View to the west taken by a drone-mounted camera above the oval at the height of the proposed towers. Photo supplied.

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Park, lights: ideas for a brighter town centre  

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Council will talk to NT Major Events about leaving Parrtjima lights on in the mall, as they are a hit with business-owners. And Deputy Mayor Matt Paterson has proposed an outdoor community space on the banks of the Todd River.  KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

National Aboriginal Art Gallery: Anzac Oval off the table

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Government plans for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery took a pounding last night. Despite the best efforts of Mayor Damien Ryan, the Town Council rejected entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Territory Government to progress the “Anzac Hill Precinct”  as the preferred site for the gallery. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

Town council’s unanimous ‘no’ to fracking

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An initiative by Cr Marli Banks (pictured) gets full support for urging the government to keep in place forever the current moratorium on the controversial mining practice. FULL STORY »

Prove I’m wrong and I’ll step down: Cr Melky

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Council, in a dramatic meeting last night, takes the next step towards paying out its $1.2m civic centre loan as proposed by Cr Eli Melky (pictured). Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.

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AAPA no obstacle to emergency action on trees since 2013 

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Concerns regarding council’s own processes are another matter. These trees in Smith Street are under review but with what kind of urgency it is hard to say. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »