On top of failing to apologise for disparaging remarks and rejecting council's appeal for master plan funding, Chief Minister Michael Gunner seems to have his sights set on the Civic Centre block for the proposed national Aboriginal art gallery. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
What lessons can Alice Springs learn from the experience of our northern neighbour, as our Town Council takes somewhat hesitant steps towards developing a master plan? KIERAN FINNANE speaks to Katherine Town Council's get-up-and-go CEO.
When Alice Springs architect DOMENICO PECORARI recently spoke to the Town Council in support of its move to develop long-term, big picture planning (a master plan) for the town, he spoke of a planning success story he is familiar with on the other side of the world.
Zero population growth over the last decade, with losses particularly in the family-age groups, makes master planning for the long-term future of the town more urgent, Town Council hears. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
It would pull together opportunities from the gas pipeline, re-opening of mines, and the council recently creating a cross border economic alliance with Mt Isa Town, writes Mayor Steven Edgington (pictured).
UPDATE 8:50am: Statement from Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Ken Vowles.
When the Central Council of the Territory's ruling party meets in Alice Springs tomorrow and Sunday it can expect an ear bashing for its politicians' neglect of the town, while they are hyperventilating over Darwin's new draft master plan signaling the spending of hundreds of millions of dollars. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.PHOTO: While Alice Springs languishes, Darwin is setting itself up to become "the jewel at the top of Australia’s crown," as Chief Minister Adam Giles puts it. Model of potential redevelopment of Frances Bay and its relationship to the Darwin City Centre.