Anzac Hill precinct back in talks with the Town Council as the site for the national Aboriginal art gallery, but opposition from traditional owners doesn't get a mention as the Chief Minister answers a question from MLA for Araluen, Robyn Lambley. PHOTO by Isaac Benz: Part of the site of the Anzac Hill high school, now demolished. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
UPDATE 11.10am: No evidence of consent from traditional owners.
The Town Council last night unanimously expressed its preference for the Anzac precinct as the location for the national Aboriginal art gallery provided the NT Government has received consent from the traditional owners. So far there is no evidence that it has been given. In another decision the council voted against the introduction of a youth curfew, proposed by Cr Eli Melky for the fifth time, but now with the support of Deputy Mayor Matt Paterson. MORE LATER.
Ideas around how to make two locations work for the proposed national Aboriginal art gallery are being presented by Town Council CEO Robert Jennings to the council members today. "Parties involved" are the community of Alice Springs, the NT Government and the council. Traditional owners are not specifically mentioned. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Robert Jennings (centre), the Town Council's new broom, is sweeping up behind the closed doors where the heavy stuff has been routinely dealt with "in confidential" and away from public scrutiny. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The testy relationship between the Town Council and the Territory Government looks set to only get testier in the countdown to the Territory election. KIERAN FINNANE reports on their tit-for-tat on youth issues.
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.
“Clearly, we think the Anzac Oval site is the best site for the national indigenous art gallery project,” says Minister Dale Wakefield. She was speaking at the launch of a youth action plan at the St Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre this morning. Students cooked lunch for the function. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Concerned residents are maintaining their interest in the progress of the CAP, including its "exciting" plan for turning food waste into a resource rather than a greenhouse gas emitter at the landfill. KIERAN FINNANE reports.