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Behind closed doors, council may be caving on Anzac Oval

By KIERAN FINNANE The Town Council has requested mediation, provided for under the Land Acquisition Act, as the NT Government pursues compulsory acquisition of Anzac...

Council’s focus is on all youth, not those with ‘social challenges’

By KIERAN FINNANE The Town Council’s newly announced youth programs will be for “all young people”, offering “more engaging activities” in town and won’t be...

Wakefield ready for fight: affirms intention to acquire oval

 

 

 

“The Town Council is not willing to negotiate, so we will acquire the land,” she told the Alice Springs News, following the Town Council resolution to challenge any such move. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Standoff over Anzac Oval for gallery crescendoes

 

Minister Dale Wakefield may be “ready to pull the trigger” on compulsory acquisition of Anzac Oval to allow the government’s plans for the national Aboriginal art gallery (NAAG) to proceed, but Alice Springs Town Councillors are pushing back.

 

UPDATE, 1.50pm: The Town Council will challenge any attempt by the NT Government to compulsorily acquire Anzac Oval.

Gallery: Anzac Oval still the sticking point

 

 

Government welcomes council's support for Anzac precinct location but insists the rugby oval is still part of the "vision". KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Centre of attention: Glory days of Anzac Oval in the 1950s

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1952 was a year of consolidation for the newly grassed oval but its reputation began to spread far and wide. The recreation reserve became a venue of many firsts during the 1950s, reports ALEX NELSON in Part Two of this series, backgrounding the now embattled former Alice Springs sporting and social venue.

From mud, dust to grass: The beginning of Anzac Oval

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A mammoth volunteer effort decades ago made Anzac Oval into the major playground for the town's sports and social occasions. During World  War II it was a staging ground for the transport of military materiel, which had arrived by rail, on to Darwin by road. No wonder the oval occupies a special place in the hearts and minds of many long-term residents. Now the NT Government controversially wants to acquire it for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery, in limbo after opposition from traditional owners. Part One by ALEX NELSON.

Council listens to traditional owners on Anzac Oval

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The Town Council unanimously affirms community ownership of Anzac Oval, refusing the NT Government's offer to buy, after considering a resolute letter from traditional owners who want the town to get a National Aboriginal Art Gallery – but not in the Anzac precinct. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Benedict Stevens happy to talk about gallery location

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No longer making his case behind closed doors, Benedict Stevens today fronted local media at the Totem Theatre (picture by EDAN BAXTER), next-door to the Anzac Oval, which plays a major role in the project smitten by unending controversy.

Saturday, November 17: Royal anniversary for Alice

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Today is the anniversary date of when this splendid photo was taken at ANZAC Oval exactly 62 years ago (photographer unknown). ALEX NELSON tells the tale.

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