For the second time NTCAT has knocked back an injunction halting demolition works at the former Anzac Hill High School. Although the walls and roofs are still intact, they are set to come down from next Tuesday, 5 November, the tribunal was told. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
Not one councillor put up their hand last night for nomination to the Heritage Council. Meanwhile, an inadvertent question made it clear that council's rejection of the government's offer for the Civic Centre site was not unanimous. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
With Chief Minister Michael Gunner safely out of the country on a trade mission, and the public completely in the dark about what his government will be using the land for, the demolition of the historic Anzac High is underway in the face of public protest. ALEX NELSON reviews the issues.
Undeterred, local historian Alex Nelson will now attempt to get an injunction in the NT Supreme Court. The clock is running down to Monday, when demolition proper is due to start, with heavy machinery procured by the contractor en route. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
UPDATE, 18 October 2019, 11.22am: In reasons published today, the NTCAT President says review sought by Mr Nelson would have "at least an arguable prospect of success".
Local historian Alex Nelson makes an application to the Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act to examine the rejection by the Heritage Council of the listing application and is calling on MLAs Scott McConnell and Robyn Lambley to initiate an independent judicial inquiry into the issues. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.