A CLP government would build the Aboriginal art gallery at the Desert Park, not at ANZAC Oval, the party announced in a statement this morning.
It says the initial steering scoping committee preferred that location because it better reflects the nature of the art being “on country,” the magnificent natural setting will distinguish it from any other public museum in Australia, and offer a unique introductory experience for travellers to the West MacDonnell National Park.
The statement says $50m has already been committed, allowing design work to start in 2020. The project will be worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the economy and create hundreds of jobs.
“The whole process has been destroyed and our town divided by the heavy hand antics of the Gunner Government failing to listen or take into consideration the people of Alice Springs,” candidate Damien Ryan says in the statement.
Images from Desert Park website.