Ideas around how to make two locations work for the proposed national Aboriginal art gallery are being presented by Town Council CEO Robert Jennings to the council members today. "Parties involved" are the community of Alice Springs, the NT Government and the council. Traditional owners are not specifically mentioned. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
“Clearly, we think the Anzac Oval site is the best site for the national indigenous art gallery project,” says Minister Dale Wakefield. She was speaking at the launch of a youth action plan at the St Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre this morning. Students cooked lunch for the function. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Other town council charges are held to a 1% rise or less in the draft plan now open for public comment. Government is seeking sacred sites clearance for current civic centre location as talks about moving the council offices and library to the Anzac Precinct are still inconclusive. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The Heritage Council relied on a doctored application from historian Alex Nelson who says the decision not to heritage list Anzac High “certainly means that my nomination, in effect, was not able to be judged properly on its merits”. EXCLUSIVE by ERWIN CHLANDA.
The proposal for the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site is taking shape and may sound the death knell for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery in Alice Springs, says Opposition Leader Gary Higgins. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The tender 11 days ago for a business case was a false start. Mark II is not much clearer: "Nation-building project ... the first of its kind in Australia ... boost to local jobs, retail, and tourism", you get the drift. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The community leader puts froward a thorough-going proposal to “re-set” the debate on the national Aboriginal art gallery, arguing the divisive issue of location should be put aside in favour of more clearly defining the project’s purpose. Dr Walker is pictured with Peter Renehan, chairman of the Centre for Appropriate Technology, native title holder and son of Doris Stuart, Mparntwe apmereke-artweye. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
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.