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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...

Town Council on youth: immediate action or look to longer term?

By KIERAN FINNANE Councillor Marli Banks wants what the public is clamouring for but our governments seem incapable of producing: an immediate practical step to...

Hardship rates waiver hits snag

 

 

The waiver, for both both residential and commercial ratepayers, looks set to go ahead despite councillors having voted down a motion to allow it. How can that be? asked Cr Marli Banks, the mover of that lost motion.

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