New CEO Dan Tyson regards it as a "business, first and foremost, capable of demonstrating its worth to the government, and to the commercial sector". He is eyeing off corporate retreats and immersion in The Centre's lifestyle for senior private and public sector people to turn a dollar, and heads up a solar power initiative while encouraging Michael Liddle's successful Codes 4 Life to expand. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The Intyalheme Centre for Future Energy housed at the Desert Knowledge Precinct (pictured) in Alice Springs will position Alice as the Solar Capital of Australia and lead the way in research, development and implementation, write DALE WAKEFIELD, Member for Braitling, and LAUREN GANLEY, CEO.
Deals don't get much bigger than this in Alice Springs: A $500m investment in a string of ventures, including a university for 6000 students, all based in or operating from the Desert Knowledge Precinct. The only problem – it's been on the government's back burner for two years. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Paul Davis has resigned as the acting CEO of Desert Knowledge and is "in discussion" about joining the Hatzimihail Group which is seeking to establish a Technology complex in the DK precinct (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Desert Knowledge chairman Ken Johnson (pictured) says the board is seeking further details about the multi-million dollar proposal of the Hatzimihail Group for the precinct south of The Gap. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Local entrepreneur Alex Hatzimihail, who is promoting a massive educational and industrial development in the largely defunct Desert Knowledge precinct, says its board is blocking the project despite support for it by Chief Minister Adam Giles. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
A member of the Alice Springs Hatzimihail family, Alex, says he is pulling together investors for an educational and technical complex worth more than $500m in the Desert Knowledge Precinct. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The NT Government is in the process of appointing an interim board for the troubled Desert Knowledge Australia (DKA), according to a source asking not to be named. One member is said to be Ken Johnson (pictured).