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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 24 Town Crier In June 2005 Council appointed Milton Blanch to the position of Alice Springs Town Crier. The public ceremony was held at the Residency on Hartley Street on Friday 17 June. At the ceremony the President of Afghan Cameleers Heritage Society, Eric Sultan, presented M i l t o n w i t h a Kameez Shalwar, traditional Afghan shirt and pants, as a show of support for the initiative. The remainder of the Town Criers attire reflects the indigenous and pioneer history of the town by way of an Akubra hat with matching vest and hat band in indigenous print. In his new role, Milton Blanch is promoting Council and community events by performing in public places in the lead up to and during particular events. Milton brings his own unique brand of humour and enthusiasm to the role. The unique qualities of Central Australia call for a Town Crier who breaks from the traditional mould and Milton, with his creativity and great sense of humour, is definitely the right person for the job. Milton made his inaugural appearance at the Alice Springs Convention Centre during the official Finke Desert Race presentation. Since his debut the Town Crier has been a major success and has received an enormous amount of positive feedback from the community. 4.2 Retention of Our Unique Character Civic Centre Faade Due to strong support from community and staff to retain the outside faade of the existing Civic Centre it was decided that rather than rebuilding the Civic Centre the project would become a redevelopment. This design approach resulted in a minimal amount of demolition to the site including the public toilets, garden room, plant room and the Southern and North/South wing of the Civic Centre. When completed the redevelopment will result in a new foot print area of approximately 2700 m representing a one hundred percent total increase in the size of the Civic Centre. Araluen Access Grants Council identifies and supports public art initiatives through its Araluen Access grants which have been established for community groups requiring access to The Araluen Centre for Arts and Entertainment. Grants are provided for visual and performing arts and other community-based activities. Funding is available for venue hire, front of house labour, technical labour, gallery attendants labour, standing charges, publicity provided by Araluen and equipment hire. The upper limit of this grant is $2,200 inc GST. These grants are available three times per year and are advertised in the local newspapers. C u lt u re & H er it ag e Incite Youth Arts perform Driven after receiving one of Councils Araluen Access Grants in 2005