Tag Archives: town planning

Thumbs down for dongas depot at Ilparpa

A well informed source is saying the Development Consent Authority has determined to refuse the application for the controversial project.

 

UPDATE 4pm: It’s official. FULL STORY »

Panel of just two for controversial Ilparpa decision

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Four day count-down to the Ilparpa “transport terminal” decision which is being made by a skeleton panel. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Photo: The crucial public meeting on Wednesday. The chairperson and just two Development Consent Authority members were there, David Koch and Alistair Feehan. Marli Banks (at left) was barred soon after this photo was taken. Jamie de Brenni and Jimmy Cocking were at a social function for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

 

UPDATE: Dashcam footage provided by a reader showing a vehicle having to get off Ilparpa road due to a “donga truck”. FULL STORY »

Ilparpa dongas depot: Will Tony Smith get a permit?

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Attitudes harden on both sides of the creeping industrialisation of the farm areas: 90 write submissions to oppose a depot for 130 demountable buildings in Ilparpa while the applicant is pushing to get Development Consent Authority approval. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. ABOVE: Disputed land use also in Chateau Road. FULL STORY »

How vision and planning reversed a small town’s fortunes

 

When Alice Springs architect DOMENICO PECORARI recently spoke to the Town Council in support of its move to develop long-term, big picture planning (a master plan) for the town, he spoke of a planning success story he is familiar with on the other side of the world. FULL STORY »

Mayor Damien looks into 2017 and beyond

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Flood mitigation and a new masterplan for the town will be high on the agenda, Mayor Ryan (pictured) tells editor ERWIN CHLANDA.

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Hospital is approaching use-by date: Lambley

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It should be replaced by 2030 and private enterprise should be part of it – or all of it. The Google Earth shot is not recent enough to include the new emergency department. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Industrial use of residential land ‘temporary’

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Residential land in the farm area is being used for storing car wrecks while sorting out a bottleneck with scrap metal sales. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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The mother of all red tape abolition

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A field day for bureaucracy on one side of the fence, anything goes on the other. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Rural shed: more friction likely

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The Development Consent Authority decision fails to deal clearly with several issues raised by objectors. PHOTO: The inside of the controversial shed, pictured in the DCA’s meeting agenda.

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Neighbour pitted against neighbour …

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The shed that’s got them all stirred up.

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