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Town council to manage swimming pool

The Alice Springs Town Council will take over the management of the Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre as of July 1,  Mayor Damien Ryan announced today.

LETTER: Development co-ordinator to include all players

 

 

The new Regional Development Framework will have an open and transparent link with a cross-agency senior officers group who will ensure that government policies are aligned, that resources are shared, and that regional perspectives are taken into account in government planning and decision making, writes Alison Anderson (pictured), Minister for Regional Development.

LETTER: Free WiFi in Todd Mall

Visitors to the Todd Mall could now access a total of three hours free WiFi over a 24 hour period, with a maximum of 200MB download available from any Wi-Fi enabled web browsing device, writes Matt Conlan, Minister for Tourism.

Budget way Alice to Melbourne, on Tiger and treadly

UPDATE May 15, 10am: Tiger announced today that Alice Springs once again topped the airline's voting poll and that both Alice Springs routes will go on sale this week from about midday today.

 

Tyranny of distance is a matter of pocket as well as mind: you feel helpless if your mum, or your kid at uni "down south" gets sick and it would cost you more than a thousand dollars to give them a hug. Or if your tourism business is running at half steam because people won't pay through the nose to a carrier that has a monopoly. So when Tiger returned with four flights a week to and from Sydney and Melbourne, Alice became a better place, reports ERWIN CHLANDA. PHOTO at top: The Finke, the oldest river in the world. A majestic view on the flight to Melbourne. RIGHT: Mark Griffiths took his kids Jaidyn and Shanese to Melbourne "to pay our respects" at the Anzac parade and watch the Essendon game.

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LETTER: Smoke free prisons move a step closer

The NT Government has taken the next step in the implementation of smoke free correctional institutions throughout the Territory, writes Phil Brown, of the Department of Correctional Services.

The long and the short of an accountable council

In a new move towards accountability, councillors at last night's meeting were asked to provide a verbal report of their activities over the last month. This may be voluntary but it wasn't a good look for Cr Geoff Booth, attending the meeting by phone, to have taken no notes of his activities and to make no report. Cr Chansey Paech also declined the opportunity. Cr Eli Melky provided a list as long as your arm ... KIERAN FINNANE reports.

 

Pictured: Cr Booth could have said, as others did, that he attended the recent Waste Management Facility media event. There he is, second from the right. From left, Deputy Mayor Liz Martin, Mayor Damien Ryan, NT Minister Alison Anderson, MHR Warren Snowdon, Cr Brendan Heenan, and at far right, Cr Steve Brown.

 

Marching to the top of the hill and down again

 

 

 

 

Two news items today are reminiscent of two much earlier events, equally related to each other.

The first is that a new speed limit of 70 km/h will commence today (April 29, 2013) from the Tom Brown Roundabout south through Heavitree Gap to just beyond the turnoff to the Commonage Road on the south Stuart Highway. The second story concerns the NT Government’s protestations against the federal Labor government’s apparent threat to withdraw or hold up funding for the NT unless the Banned Drinkers’ Register is re-instated. COMMENT by ALEX NELSON.

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