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.
Children were allowed to use asbestos pieces like frisbees, alleges observer. But the contractor says all requirements had been followed, and this is backed up by NT Worksafe after an investigation. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. IMAGE: Bush communities where asbestos removal is under way.
The horse had bolted: while the Town Council was mulling over the issues and deciding to send a letter to the Minister, the Development Consent Authority approved, with conditions, two proposed telecommunications towers in Araluen. Councillor Jade Kudrenko, who has been trying to represent constituents’ views opposing the siting of the towers, last night expressed her frustration with council’s slowness while the DCA’s process had rolled on. KIERAN FINNANE reports from council’s committee meetings. Other issues: buskers in the mall • water waste and savings • asbestos in confidential • McDouall Stuart statue in no-man’s land.
Pictured: Greens councillor Jade Kudrenko, here introducing the party's NT Senate candidate, Warren H Williams.