The entire Alice Springs water control district – an area of 8200 square kilometres around the town – should remain off limits to fracking. This will be the Town Council's submission on fracking “no go zones”. Meanwhile, Cr Jacinta Price has returned to council, after her failed bid to enter federal politics, but did not attend last night's meeting. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
Council, on the urging of Cr Marli Banks (pictured), will ask the Chief Minister to put the Alice Springs Water Control District specifically off limits for shale gas exploration as well as production. KIERAN FINNANE reports.