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Aboriginal construction jobs that last

By ERWIN CHLANDA Alice Springs builder Murray River North, which usually reaches or gets close to its target of 40% Aboriginal employment, is one of...

Government millions spent outside tender process



Housing usually tops the list of Aboriginal disadvantages and it gobbles up much of the Closing the Gap government spending. But the money doesn't benefit the right people. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

NT firm Sitzler gets major national award


Territory construction firm Sitzler Pty Ltd has been named as one of Australia’s best businesses at the National Business Leadership Awards, writes Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia. PICTURED: Sitzler started in Alice Springs in 1957 as a partnership between brothers Peter and Paul Sitzler with remote area construction.

96 trees chopped down to 'duplicate' highway

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69 trees cut down to enable road "duplication". ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE 1.40pm Friday It is a $10m Commonwealth Government funded project under the Safety and Fatigue Management program. The design has been undertaken with Australian Standards and Austroads Design Guidelines. (See more.)

Sitzler closes Alice office: Why the fuss?

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The firm will be back in town when there's more government work, says long time local builder. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO from the Sitzler website: The Australian Federal Police Building in Darwin.


Giles unyielding on Aboriginal construction jobs




A CLP government without Adam Giles? Not a bad idea, say some in the party. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PICTURED: Titjikala builder Kenneth Gilligan in September 2007.


The Big One that could end the gloom

If it comes off it will be nothing like the town has seen since the hospital was built in the mid-1970s: a $100m project, eight storeys high, 170 dwellings, an 85 room hotel, professional office space, restaurants, cafes – even a 110 place child care centre – all that adjacent to the CBD, on the empty Melanka site, now a painful symbol of the town's economic malaise. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. 


Puzzle over gas tank near new flats



The positioning of a service station gas tank close to dwellings under construction in Larapinta Drive is having authorities, the station's owner and land developers scratching their heads. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Building contracts: Giles govt. should stand up for small business

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With the Giles Government now halfway through a term it was with some disgust this week that I discovered that the very mechanism used to rort the SIHIP funding for Aboriginal Housing is still in play.

Tenders closed for complex on Melanka site


Tenders have closed for building a five storey apartment and business complex on the old Melanka site, reviving a project which the  Planning Minister at the time, Gerry McCarthy, announced in February, 2010 as a "$60 million mixed residential and tourist development". ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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