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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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Alice Springs Town Council

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Alice Springs


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Alice Springs Town Council 2004/2005 Annual Report Page 22 Fertile Ground Fertile Ground, located at the back of the landfill site, began in November 2002 as a joint undertaking of Tangentyere and Council to divert green waste from the towns rapidly growing Landfill. Council took control of the facility in September 2004 identifying potential to turn the operation into a profitable business enterprise. Members of the community can take their clean green waste free of charge to the site, where it is fed through a tub grinder and turned into nutrient rich mulch. The finished product can be purchased by the cubic metre or in bags from the Fertile Ground Company (Alice Springs Landfill) 0419 833 646 or Centre Landscapes (Ross Highway). Council is proud to be able to produce such top quality recycled gardening products for the community. The mulch is one of the most inexpensive, highest quality, homegrown mulches available for domestic or commercial garden use in Alice Springs and is 90-100 per cent weed free. Sales of mulch from Councils Fertile Ground green waste processing facility for the 2004/05 financial year totalled $84,300. In May 2005 Council laid down 300 cubic metres of mulch from Fertile Ground. The mulch was placed in garden beds along Leichhardt Terrace, Anzac Hill and various other locations along Gap Road and around the CBD. The beautification of the CBD was a Council initiative designed to enhance, protect and nourish the garden beds against drought conditions. 3.8 Facilitate and Support the Development of the Built Environment Asset Management In 2004/05 Council was please to recognise recycled materials utilised in the development of the new Civic Centre to the value of $6,355,000. This value was listed as work in progress in the accounts. Council also purchased the following assets: 8 portable grandstands - $29,000 Cycle path & landscaping - $101,000 Totem Theatre upgrade & fencing - $21,100 Flynn Oval change rooms & canteen upgrade - $40,650 Plant replacement plan actioned - $285,000 The Heritage listed Totem Theatre received an upgrade funded by a Federal Government grant to bring the building up to the relevant building standard for a theatre. The upgrade involved strengthening the roof, fire safety, painting and the installation of a new perimeter fence. Cemeteries Council maintains three cemeteries, the Stuart Memorial Cemetery, the Memorial Cemetery (both of which are closed) and the Garden Cemetery, an attractive Cemetery on the southern outskirts of the town, and the only cemetery currently in use. The Alice Springs Garden Cemetery offers a range of interment options including lawn sections, general traditional, niche wall, rose gardens and native garden areas. At present an average of eighty seven burials are conducted per year with one full time staff member maintaining the grounds. In 2004/05 Council expended $46,000 on the development and maintenance of these cemeteries and $70,000 was received from cemetery operations. En vi ro n m en t