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NT Budget: Little new for The Centre

The Territory Government is providing more land for homes in Alice Springs, including $8.3m for release of another stage of Kilgariff Estate, according to...

Row over safety in the Mall

Giving concerns about safety as the reason, Parrtjima spokesman Paul Ah Chee has announced performance events in the Mall will be again be cancelled...

Who will stop the Alice sliding from bad to worse?

COMMENT by ALEX NELSON and ERWIN CHLANDA The Todd Mall was still a street and outside the now boarded up ice cream parlour was a...

Council provides ammunition for smashing windows

By ERWIN CHLANDA A long-time businessman says the council is inadvertently providing the missiles used to break windows in the Mall. Darren Burton says he will...

Council may take up slack of the NT government


The debate about Small Council vs Big Council is taking on a new urgency as the NT Government has run up record debts while doing little for The Alice. Council CEO Rex Mooney, retiring after more than 16 years on the job, sees no obstacles to local government broadening its brief. He spoke with ERWIN CHLANDA. Mr Mooney is pictured at the Todd Mall building site and at the opening of the town pool following a $16m funding coup (at right in each photo).

Making the CBD vibrant, again: Detail, please.




While Alice hasn't got it thinking cap on yet about how to do it, Darwin's agenda is on the board. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA. PHOTO: The empty Mall.


Louts hassle shop keepers, customers in Mall



An Alice Springs local says he is concerned about crimes by juveniles in the Todd Mall. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

$60m church, town council deal may make Alice buzz

The town centre is turned into a place where locals mingle and visitors are welcomed. Concerts are held for 3000 people. Beautiful spaces take the place of ugly car parks. The Mall no longer turns into a sinister ghost town when the sun sets, and where tourists are warned not to go.

Anti-social behaviour no longer flourishes in this void.
The place is buzzing with people living right there, in 60 or 70 apartments in the heart of The Alice, marketed through pre-sales and built to order, from one to three bedrooms. Pie in the sky? It's closer than you think. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Flynn Church during a night market and with "video architecture" projection during last year's Alice Desert Festival.

Mall works: a lesson not in engineering, but public relations?

"They should be working 24/7. They could have finished the job in a third of the time."
It's an understandable reaction by Todd Mall traders who are doing it tough – some of them very much so.
But the manager of yet another refurbishment of the town's main drag says even if it had been decided to incur extra costs for labour, little would have been gained in terms of an earlier finish from working around the clock: constraints of keeping down construction noise at night in the vicinity of three tourist accommodation houses, preferred trading times of certain shops, the weather and trouble with documentation of existing underground services left little slack. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTOS: Above – Where the Sails used to be. At left – Lynn Treis in her shop mostly empty of customers.

Council: Stuart statue back, feral trolleys tamed, CDL in limbo, 'no' to higher fines, WiFi for mall, dropped BDR empties river



The CDL saga goes on, a hike in fines is dropped, feral shopping trolleys are brought partly under control, and the statue of the explorer John McDouall Stuart (pictured during its unveiling followed by immediate removal) finally has a home. These were some of the issues discussed at last night's meeting of the Town Council committees. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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