Tag Archives: town council

Conflict of interest: Councillors allow candidates Ryan, Paterson to attack Government

 

 

Their opportunity to publicly criticise their political opponents – especially Chief Minister Michel Gunner – was unfettered by any objections from their colleagues despite council’s protracted debate in recent months on the issues of conflict of interest. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

Global statues controversy hits Alice Springs

 

 

The street named after William Willshire, a police constable in Central Australia from 1882 to 1895, responsible for a number of murders and rapes of Aboriginal people, should be called after one of his victims, writes Suki Dorras-Walker. FULL STORY »

Mayor, Deputy let council flounder

 
 

With the Mayor and Deputy out of the room, due to their conflicts of interest as candidates in the August Legislative Assembly election, council could get on with business as usual, right? You couldn’t be more wrong. KIERAN FINNANE reports on the shambles in a leaderless council.  FULL STORY »

Art gallery row: Town Council leaderless

 

Deputy Mayor Matt Paterson (at left) has declared an interest and the position of Mayor Damien Ryan (at right) remains unclear as the Town Council undoubtedly will deal with the latest upheaval surrounding the art gallery tonight. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Rates freeze but reduction unlikely

 
 

And a $5m COVID-19 reserve will be established, for assisting the community and the town’s recovery. KIERAN FINNANE reports the results of council’s special meeting on their COVID-19 response. FULL STORY »

Lucky the Town Council isn’t in the forestry business

 

 

This little tree (1.2m) and recently denuded by processional caterpillars, on a suburban nature strip, is the subject of an extraordinary and costly campaign by the council to remove it. Guest Writer RALPH FOLDS tells the story. FULL STORY »

Council’s ‘buy local’ policy extended in favour of local traders

And rate payments deadlines are eased. FULL STORY »

Gunner says fresh talks about gallery at Anzac Hill precinct

 

Anzac Hill precinct back in talks with the Town Council as the site for the national Aboriginal art gallery, but opposition from traditional owners doesn’t get a mention as the Chief Minister answers a question from MLA for Araluen, Robyn Lambley. PHOTO by Isaac Benz: Part of the site of the Anzac Hill high school, now demolished. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE 11.10am: No evidence of consent from traditional owners.

UPDATED 25 February 2020, 9.26am FULL STORY »

Virtual power plant plans more advanced than council lets on

 

 

They are detailed in publicly available information on the Net, yet council is staying mum. Strange when it sounds like a good news story. KIERAN FINNANE reports.  FULL STORY »

Council: Gallery at Anzac precinct, no to curfew

 

The Town Council last night unanimously expressed its preference for the Anzac precinct as the location for the national Aboriginal art gallery provided the NT Government has received consent from the traditional owners. So far there is no evidence that it has been given. In another decision the council voted against the introduction of a youth curfew, proposed by Cr Eli Melky for the fifth time, but now with the support of Deputy Mayor Matt Paterson. MORE LATER. FULL STORY »