Land planning activist Margaret Clinch (pictured) says it's clear the government wants to use planning to crank up the economy by endorsing applications from developers and creating work for builders at the expense of the lifestyle of people in the neighbourhoods. At right: Demolition of Anzac High in Alice Springs.
UPDATE November 30: Ms Clinch says the department has extended the time for submissions to Friday, December 6.
"It is critically important that the executive officers bring rigour to the role that they perform so that we, for example, can see a trail of decision making, matters documented, and the like," ICAC boss Ken Fleming told ABC Radio about the process leading to the decision by Minister Eva Lawler to proceed with the demolition of the historic school (pictured). Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.
Kilgariff expansion, the spin: "Natural ground cover is preserved wherever possible and disturbance of land not directly required for development is avoided." The fact: Dozens of hectares graded barren. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Opening a park is clearly the extent of the abilities of the NT lands minister Eva Lawler. She is pictured at the microphone. The Development Consent Authority can do what it likes? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.