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Trashing and rebuilding: "Investing" by NT Government

 

 

The NT Government, widely regarded as being bankrupt, has just spent $2m demolishing the Anzac Highschool (the photo shows the empty site). Minister Uibo announces she will now "invest" $5.2m "in specialist infrastructure to help support NT students with additional needs to reach their full potential". That was one of the functions of Anzac High. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Anzac High: No plans yet for what will replace it

 

“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.

Have a look at what's being demolished

 

 

"Even by today’s standards, opening a place of this magnitude would be a major ribbon cutting ceremony. Demolition is the height of ignorance and stupidity, a shocking, staggering waste of money and resources," writes MIKE GILLAM.

Gunner’s reasons for demolishing Anzac High don’t stack up

Two historic buildings containing asbestos – Chapman House at Pitchi Ritchi and and the Seven Mile Aerodrome have received public money for restoration. The old Anzac High School has not. All have asbestos. The NT Government has not given any coherent reasons for this, including to the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Analysis by ALEX NELSON.

ICAC boss criticises Anzac High advice from public service

 

 

"It is critically important that the executive officers bring rigour to the role that they perform so that we, for example, can see a trail of decision making, matters documented, and the like," ICAC boss Ken Fleming told ABC Radio about the process leading to the decision by Minister Eva Lawler to proceed with the demolition of the historic school (pictured). Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.

No sign of Anzac High work claimed by Minister Lawler

 

 

An inspection this morning showed no sign of demolition work, writes Alex Nelson.

Government firm on demolishing Anzac High: Lawler

 

The demolition of Anzac High School (pictured) will continue, says Minister Eva Lawler, the Minister responsible for the Department of Infrastructure, Planning & Logistics (DIPL). In reply to a shock statement from the ICAC yesterday she says getting a report on the refurbishment of the historic building "would have been a waste to taxpayers’ money". ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 
UPDATE Friday 7.40am: Save Anzac High campaigner David Hewitt says he inspected the school last night and found no signs that the removal of asbestos had started, as claimed by Minister Lawler.

Anzac High in good condition, no deterioration: ICAC told

 

The ICAC finds the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics let a $2m tender to demolish the Anzac Hill High School despite a report that it was “good condition” with “no sign of deterioration in any of the external walls, floors, pylons, or concrete stairs”. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Minister Lawler determined to demolish Anzac High

 

Minister for Infrastructure Eva Lawler "did not want to hear what we were saying" about planned demolition of the school, writes Brenda Shields. PHOTO courtesy Alex Nelson.

 

UPDATE August 1: Demolition tender let.

Move School of the Air to Anzac High building

2629 Anzac High SM

 

 

The iconic school is bursting at the seams and could be relocated to its original place which itself deserves being maintained, writes Patricia Nelson.

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