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Council dithers over Alice Plaza’s $50m plans

By KIERAN FINNANE The reinvention of the Alice Plaza – and its owners' attempts to involve the Town Council in their plans – prompted the...

Letting the kids know we’re here

By KIERAN FINNANE The Arrernte Strong Grandmothers’ group have added their clout to those walking Alice Springs central streets at night, trying to engage with...

Councillors kept in the dark on TO patrol

By KIERAN FINNANE The high expectations – amongst councillors and in the community – of the Traditional Owner Foot Patrol have snagged on the recently...

Councillors push back at tightening grip

By KIERAN FINNANE In another bland meeting of the Town Council the issue that last night attracted the most debate was the supply of...

‘Escalate’ to a meaningless curfew: Town Council

By KIERAN FINNANE The Town Council last night voted unanimously to back escalated measures by government to counteract antisocial and criminal behaviour, including a possible...

Diminished role for councillors or greater efficiency?

By KIERAN FINNANE There is some resistance to the efficiency broom being swept through council by CEO Robert Jennings and Director of Corporate Services Sabine...

Split over acting Mayor

By KIERAN FINNANE Mayor Damien Ryan (left), a candidate in the forthcoming NT election, shows no sign of stepping away from his council role until...

Melky's plans for smoothing the road to recovery

 

 

By his calculations, extensive rate relief can be offered without putting council's budget in the red, leaving its $20m worth of reserves intact. This would lay the ground for council entering a new entrepreneurial phase. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Melky proposes rate reduction as part of virus response

 
 

Loss of revenue will be offset by curbing expenditure in areas of "reduced demand", among them road reserve maintenance with the onus shifting to the owner/occupier, and the climate action plan.

Councillors: do we need Federal intervention on 'crime wave'?


 
Councillor Eli Melky revealed a certain ignorance of Australian history at last night's council meeting, suggesting that appeals be made to the Governor-General  to help Alice Springs deal with its “crime wave”. Since 1975, the year of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam’s dismissal, the intervention of the G-G in our politics and governance has been a sore point for many Australians. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

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