Tag Archives: Kilgariff

‘Affordable land’ in a man-made desert

 

Kilgariff Stage 2 will cost $4.1m at a time when the NT’s population is decreasing, house prices are falling and a big question mark hangs over the past COVID-19 era. And why was the natural scrub turned into a wasteland? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE 12.55pm: In the denuded areas, landscape architects have been engaged to return some of the native vegetation, says the CEO of the government’s Land Development Corporation, replying also to other questions from the News. FULL STORY »

Government corporation bids for Kilgariff Two

 

 

Government’s Land Development Corporation bids for Kilgariff Stage Two. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Image  from the Alice Springs News archive. FULL STORY »

Government-made dust bowl: What comes next

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“Grassing is planned to coincide with the on-set of the rainy season,” land corporation boss Tony Stubbin (pictured) is told. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Preaching ‘treading carefully’ then sending in the bulldozers

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Kilgariff expansion, the spin: “Natural ground cover is preserved wherever possible and disturbance of land not directly required for development is avoided.” The fact: Dozens of hectares graded barren. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Drainage work ‘problems solved’

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Stop work order issued and lifted after public complaints. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Sharp drop in houses, units sales in March quarter

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There was a small increase in the median house price, but caution is needed in calculating unit median because of low sale numbers, says L J Hooker boss Doug Fraser. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: New houses going up in Kilgariff. FULL STORY »

Land use: poor enforcement of rules

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Walk with ERWIN CHLANDA through the thicket of land planning, land use and government administration: You’ll get to places that will make you say “what the hell,” some will please you, and a few will give you a laugh. PHOTO: The new Kilgariff suburb: Almost all of stage 1A sold or under offer.
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Power Water not saying what’s in overflowing sewage

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The Power Water Corporation (PWC) is not saying what is contained in the partially treated sewage that flowed to the new Kilgariff suburb during the recent rains. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Kilgariff blocks: $170,000 each to construct

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This “road closed” sign will be consigned to history soon with the opening of the first part of the suburb Kilgariff, built by the NT Government’s Land Development Corporation because no private developer could be found. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Sitzlers win Kilgariff subdivision contract

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Alice Springs based company Sitzler Bros has been awarded the multi-million dollar tender for subdivision works at Kilgariff, and local company Patrick Homes is the first to have put their hands up to take five lots, according to a media release from Chief Minister Adam Giles. FULL STORY »