The buildings are there but no clear plans how to use them for dealing with out-of-control young people, writes PETER CAIN, Barkly Youth Services CEO. Facebook picture from CCTV footage of vandalising a Tennant Creek store.
The recharge of the Mereenie bore field, from which Alice Springs is getting most of its water, is moving into sharp focus again as Alice Water Smart is looking for ideas about saving the precious fluid.
Councillor Steve Brown, who heads up the council's environment committee, says the NT Government owned Power Water Corporation (PWC) is "vandalising" the bore field by sustained pumping of too much water.
He says there should be an independent study of how the resource is used, and he is certain that a significant recharge can taking place. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Image:NT Government.