The argument by Local Member Chansey Paech (pictured) that there is plenty of other land available seems to be borne out by information from the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The fuel might be cheap but the cars are not: The Tesla Model X at the Henley on Todd on Saturday. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. At right: Greg Partridge, National President of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association.
The group called This Way, aiming to set up a 24/7 youth centre, is promoting the concept, and gauging public views, talking to the community "from the Prime Minister down," says member Steve Brown (at right). However, a suitable location is still elusive.
Two years in power, the government is only just seeking tenders for making a business case for a project Michael Gunner inherited from his CLP predecessor. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
UPDATE 4.50pm: The tender requirements are for ANZC Hill precinct, in direct contradiction to assurances by government official Scott Lovett two days ago that no decision on the site for the gallery has been made.
UPDATE August 20, 6.30pm:
The Opposition says this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build an iconic national landmark; "We would expect that the Labor government communicated the full details of the proposal to the community, prior to making a decision on the location for the gallery."
Nigel Scullion and the Federal government remain deaf to the pleas from more than half of remote students who are hearing impaired, writes Tabby Fudge (pictured), president of the NT Council of Government School Organisations.
It's the government's preference but remains an open question subject to public feedback, says senior official Scott Lovett in an address to the Rotary Club of Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: The service club's president, Michael Potts, is flanked by guest speakers Mr Lovett (at right in the photo) and James Christian, from the Cattlemen's Association.
Michael Gunner gives no details to the Araluen Member where "this huge amount of money" will come from. "Can you guarantee the people of Alice Springs that the national Indigenous art gallery and national Indigenous cultural centre will proceed?" she asked. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.