Tag Archives: town council

Interrogating council’s Climate Action Plan

 

 

 

Concerned residents are maintaining their interest in the progress of the CAP, including its “exciting” plan for turning food waste into a resource rather than a greenhouse gas emitter at the landfill.  KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

Police gets street parking, cops’ private cars in compound

 

 

Businessman says there was no public consultation about arbitrary loss of scarce car parking. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Paul Lewis. FULL STORY »

Council says ‘no’ to government gallery offer

 

 

$20m is not enough, the council decided in a secret meeting last night. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

National gallery: Waiting for the council, says Wakefield

Just hours before a secret meeting of the town council to discuss the sale of its civic centre land to the NT Government for a national Aboriginal art gallery (a swap deal), Minister Dale Wakefield this morning has made it clear that the project’s future – at least for the time being – will depend on the decision of the councillors and Mayor Damien Ryan. PHOTO: Ms Wakefield (centre) at the launch of the Northern Territory Solar Resource project this morning, wearing her hat as the Minister for Renewables, Energy and Essential Services. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Cr Banks misses out on Deputy Mayor, Cr Paterson returned

 

Cr Banks had appealed to her colleagues to share the position around. It offers an opportunity to broaden one’s experience and to strengthen leadership skills, she said, and a vote for her would encourage other women to take up roles in local government. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

Telling the government what to do, nicely

 

If you think being a councillor is hard work, try riding a pushbike from Alice Springs to Melbourne. First-term local government member Matt Paterson did that to raise $20,000 for Starlight Foundation children in 2012. Now he has his work cut our balancing the Three Rs with holding the government accountable. He spoke with editor ERWIN CHLANDA. FULL STORY »

‘Big Council’ needed in times of trouble


 
Local government needs to be recognised in the Constitution, which would allow council “more opportunities for engaging directly with Federal Government, to make sure the needs of our community are heard in Canberra,” says Cr Jimmy Cocking (pictured, white shirt) in an interview with ERWIN CHLANDA  in his Big Council or Small Council series. FULL STORY »

Man’s Best Friend is not the council’s

 

Happy dogs make for happy people, writes John Bermingham, but not always in the Old Eastside’s Ross Park where Town Council restrictions have been brought in, apparently with little or no public consultation – or need.

UPDATE 12.20pm: The rules are not new, says the Town Council. FULL STORY »

Council may take up slack of the NT government

 

The debate about Small Council vs Big Council is taking on a new urgency as the NT Government has run up record debts while doing little for The Alice. Council CEO Rex Mooney, retiring after more than 16 years on the job, sees no obstacles to local government broadening its brief. He spoke with ERWIN CHLANDA. Mr Mooney is pictured at the Todd Mall building site and at the opening of the town pool following a $16m funding coup (at right in each photo). FULL STORY »

Three town councillors in Country Party push

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Eli Melky (at right), Marli Banks and Catherine Satour team up with former WA parliamentarian in new right-of-centre movement. FULL STORY »