The Independent Member for Araluen, Robyn Lambley (at left) predicts an announcement from Chief Minister Michael Gunner today.
UPDATE 7.10am: The government confirms the car park and announces hospital staff accommodation.
UPDATE 12 noon Wednesday: The Alice Springs News is seeking a reply from the police to a comment from reader "Sam" about the allocation to the police of numerous car parks in Parsons Street. The Town Council has responded to the points raised by the reader.
UPDATE Wednesday 1.10pm: More details of the 70 accommodation units released, including a map of their location (photo).
The Mbantua Festival, its financial fiasco notwithstanding, did much to inspire the drive for an indigenous cultural centre in Alice Springs. But someone has to unravel the bickering surrounding the project, as well as other issues in the too hard basket, including the Uniting Church residential development and town square concept in the Mall. ERWIN CHLANDA comments.
The Town Council will re-submit an application for Federal funding for a "meeting place" and a multi-storey car park in Hartley Street and Gregory Terrace although Mayor Damien Ryan concedes there is no detailed knowledge about who needs a car park. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.