Last January it supported the application. The oval has since been recommended for listing but last Monday council, who own it on behalf of the community, withdrew its support. KIERAN FINNANE reports on this mystifying decision.
Even more people packed into the Town Council's public gallery last night to support Councillor Jimmy Cocking in his bid to get council to do more about the changing climate. His persistence, their persistence paid off. The language of emergency was not adopted, but support to strengthen council's response across the board was, unanimously. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
Many more people than a fortnight ago filled the public gallery, in the end it was standing room only. T-shirts had been printed, speeches prepared, 17 people took to the microphone, a song was sung … and ground was lost. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
Town Councillors unanimously support going ahead with the light tower project for Albrecht Oval in face of ongoing vocal opposition from some local residents. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Pictured: View to the west taken by a drone-mounted camera above the oval at the height of the proposed towers. Photo supplied.
Council will talk to NT Major Events about leaving Parrtjima lights on in the mall, as they are a hit with business-owners. And Deputy Mayor Matt Paterson has proposed an outdoor community space on the banks of the Todd River. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
Government plans for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery took a pounding last night. Despite the best efforts of Mayor Damien Ryan, the Town Council rejected entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Territory Government to progress the “Anzac Hill Precinct" as the preferred site for the gallery. KIERAN FINNANE reports.