Meanwhile the government will "develop over the next 12 months" a Northern Territory Electricity Market. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: The Uterne plant being inspected during its opening in Alice Springs.
More than 40 years after land rights and a quarter century after native title, three pilot projects in The Centre over four years starting in 2019/20 will identify opportunities and provide “a roadmap for development”. Meanwhile 350 km north of Alice Springs, a plantation at Ali Curung, once touted as a landmark Indigenous project, turned into a dismal failure but now produces 10,000 tonnes of watermelons (pictured) a year for an interstate lessee, relying mostly on labour from backpackers. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
He says the council should be not just a promoter, but a part-owner of an Indigenous cultural centre and the planned Uniting Church residential and commercial complex. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: View into the Uniting Church grounds, possible site for a future development.
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.
Infrastructure for future Alice. Some may argue, as indeed they have, that it is not the time for what appears to be lavish spending on infrastructure such as the proposed new court houses. I would argue that exactly the opposite, comments Steve Brown.