Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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Canberra billions: Is there anybody out there?

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Alice Springs is slow off the mark getting a slice of the $5bn in the kitty of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility. ERWIN CHLANDA spoke with Mark Coffey (pictured), Head of the Office of Northern Australia.

Deputy Mayor Paterson: Don't stop now!

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Gullies, creekbed and scrub – the Alice Springs Town Council should be strutting its stuff. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA

$300m NT airports expansions

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility says the investment will help create up to 1,500 jobs and support the development of the NT's export potential, particularly in agriculture.

Pilot academy: Alice tipped to be in top three

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A great pitch by Alice airport, CDU and NT Government, and superb weather for flying, may land a big prize for the town. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. At right: David Batic, general manager of Northern Territory Airports Pty Ltd. At left: Eddie Connellan, founder of Connair.

Alice airport takes top national honours

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Airport solar power wins gong.

 

Alice Springs airport expands solar power station

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The Alice airport is rolling out the second stage of its solar power station. Construction on the new 325kw photovoltaic system commenced this month, writes Katie Cooper, Airport General Manager.

 

Aircraft graveyard construction starts

Work has started on construction of the aircraft "boneyard" at the Alice Springs airport.

Earth moving machines are working south of the main runway.

It is understood the facility will be used to store aircraft from all over the world at the end of their working life.

Tom Vincent, managing director of Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage, would not give details about the work but said the firm will be "releasing and publishing photographs on our website in the coming weeks". – Erwin Chlanda.

Dry spell breaks, but not a deluge

It ended the longest dry spell in Alice Springs but it was hardly a deluge: 3.2 millimeters of rain fell at the airport, beginning just before midnight. Now the trough causing it has passed, at 11am this morning, clouds are clearing and three fine days are forecast. According to the Met Bureau there is still rain falling up high, but it's not  reaching the ground.

Photo: Droplets glistening on the leaves of a witchetty bush on a rural block near the airport as the sun broke through this morning.

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