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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 21 3.5 Appropriate Housing Options Available to The Community Council continues to work in partnership with Lhere Artepe to advocate for the release of land for future residential development. Memorandum Of Understanding Council has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Tangentyere Council. It promotes co-operation and joint ventures between the two Councils. Council, in collaboration with Tangentyere Council is advocating for increased affordable public housing and assists the Tangentyere EHO with animal problems in all of the Town Camps. 3.6 Safe and Reliable Roads, Footpaths and Storm Water Drainage Road Maintenance The ongoing challenge of maintaining a good quality local road network is an expensive task. The total area of the Alice Springs municipality is 327 square kms and Council maintains approximately 248 kilometres of roadway within that area. Of Councils roads, 229km kilometres of roads are sealed roads and 19km kilometres are unsealed. Road lengths increase each year as new subdivisions are created. The asset value of Councils road network is approximately $57,520,000 million. Council continued to provide funding of $300,000 in this financial year for the resealing of roads identified within its asset register as requiring suitable treatments and $100,000 was spent on upgrading footpaths. Maintenance expenditure during the financial year has been comprised as follows: Road Reseal - $283,000 General Sealed Road Maintenance - $78,000 General Unsealed Road Maintenance - $4,000 Footpath Maintenance - $21,000 (includes cycle tracks) Traffic Control - $340,000 was spent on the Roads to Recovery program, some of the projects included Bloomfield St & Stuart Tce traffic islands Mowing, Tree Maintenance & spraying - $5,000 Cleaning of graffiti Council spends an estimated $10,000 per year removing graffiti. This is in addition to correctional services who attend to many instances where Council notify and supply paint if needed. Three new shade structures - $135,000 on Spicer Cres, Hillside Gardens and Kurrajong Drive 3.7 Effective Waste Management Waste Management Council continues to provide a weekly domestic refuse collection service to all ratepayers within the rural, residential, commercial and industrial areas. To complement that service Council also provides two pruning removal service rounds per year for aged pensioners. Council also provides a free domestic hazardous waste drop off on the first Sunday of every month between 10am and 2pm. The drop off is located at the hazardous waste compound near the weighbridge on Commanage Road. Residents can dispose of up to five litres of oil and small domestic quantities of insecticides weed killers and other hazardous chemicals. En vi ro n m en t