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Alice Springs Town Council 2003/2004 Annual Report



Alice Springs Town Council 2003/2004 Annual Report

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Annual report 2003/2004; Alice Springs Town Council annual report


Alice Springs Town Council


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).




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Alice Springs Town Council

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Alice Springs


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Alice Springs Town Council 2004/2005 Annual Report Page 12 1.7 Alice Springs is Seen as an Attractive Place for Career Development Attraction and Retention of Skilled Workers Council continues to promote Alice Springs as an attractive destination for job opportunities and career development through its regular presence in national job guides, careers websites and newspapers. A continuing Territory wide shortfall of qualified staff in specialist skills areas, such as Engineering, has impacted upon Councils ability to recruit and retain personnel in a very competitive employment environment. 1.8 Strategic Partnerships to Capitalise on Economic Opportunities Council has been actively utilising and participating in the Regional Development Board to achieve economic outcomes. Council has been maintaining and developing the economic partnership with the NT Government and continuing to assist in the facilitation of resourcing for Lhere Artepe Aboriginal Corporation. 1.6 A High Standard of Physical Infrastructure to Support Economic Development Civic Centre The redevelopment of Councils Civic Centre will provide a range of benefits that will flow into the community. A larger public amenities building, a more spacious Garden Room, close short term parking, new walking paths and a refurbished East/West wing to create a multi-functional Council Chamber come community function centre are just some of the features of the redevelopment. In October 2004, Sitzler Bros were awarded the contract for the redevelopment of the Civic Centre with a contract value of $9.15 million excluding GST and a total project value of $10.2 million excluding GST. This signalled the start of one of the largest projects ever undertaken by the Alice Springs Town Council and will contribute greatly to the look and feel of the CBD whilst instilling pride in the local community. Ec o n o m ic Artists impression of the new Civic Centre Garden Room