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Relocation of the John McDouall Stuart statue to Stuart Park is well under way Picture: PHIL WILLIAMS Statue gets spot to stay THE controversial John McDouall Stuart statue is finally on its way to resurrection with the installation of the concrete base at the hospital lawns last week. The four-metre brass statue, gifted to Alice Springs Town Council by the Freemasons McDouall Stuart Lodge No. 219 in 2010, will be officially erected next month. The base has now been built to take the statue, Coun cils Technical Services director Greg Buxton said. We have council workers working in combination with a contractor (ASbuild). It will take approximately 28 days for the concrete to cure so the timing we have in mind it mid-July for it to be finished. Mr Buxton confirmed technical security tactics would not be employed, but anti-graffiti measures would be used. We wont be installing CCTV cameras around the statue, he said. But we are concerned for graffiti, like we are on any public infrastructure around town. The statue will be coated with an anti-graffiti paint and normal patrols will be done by rangers or police. The statue has previously attracted widespread criticism with the gun depicted in the hand of the explorer becoming a point of concern. The reinstallation will cost council an aggregate of $75,000. Sarah Rohweder COUNCIL REPORTER Holiday fun at Telegraph Station DISCOVER what nature has to offer at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station throughout next week. Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT community engagement officer Susie Pendle said there would be a week of free, fun and family friendly activities. Children aged from six to 12 who love the outdoors and getting hands on with nature will be able to do a different activity each day, she said. The activities will include learning how to read the tracks of animals, discovering creepy crawlies of Central Australia, playing hide and seek with the local birdlife and learning about the leaves of Central Australias native plants. The activities will be held from next Monday to Friday from 10-11am. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Telegraph Station Picnic Grounds. Details: 8951 8248. Public drinking citations plummet THE number of people being caught drinking alcohol in public places in Alice Springs has dropped to zero, a recent report shows. Alice Springs Town Councils Ranger Unit recorded zero individuals being spoken to, warned and infringed for the past three consecutive months. The figures also revealed zero standard drinks had been tipped out from March to May, this year. The number being spoken to by rangers during morning river runs has also significantly decreased with a tally of 65 in May, compared to 154 during the same period in 2013. In a recent council meeting, Corporate and Community Services director Craig Catchlove said although numbers were dwindling, rangers would maintain a strong presence. Although we are virtually seeing no drinking in public places, we are still very active in morning river runs, he said. FRIDAY JUNE 20 2014 NEWS 19 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA bunnings.com.au Not all services and products featured are available in all stores, but products may be ordered. Bunnings Group Limited BVRG3353 LOWEST PRICES AT TAX TIME View our latest tools catalogue at bunnings.com.au/taxtime $399 255mm Sliding Compound Mitre Saw 1430W. Laser guided. LS1017L. 6240084 $29 38 Pce Impact Ready Drill Bit Set 6240202 $329 18V Lithium-Ion 3 Pce Combo Kit Compact hammer drill driver & impact driver, radio, charger & bag. 6230174 $1995 45 Pce Screwdriver Bit Set Includes magnetic case. 6360188 $199 12V Lithium-Ion Compact Drill & Impact Driver Kit 30min charger & soft carry case included. 6230191 UNIVERSAL FIT $3997 6 Pce Recip Saw Accessory Set File, clean, scour, scrape & brush. 6370622 UV Stabilised Polyethylene Cargo Case 1200 x 550 x 400mm. Asstd colours. Made in Australia. 5810601/2/3/4 $248 $599 18V Lithium-Ion Framing Nailer Battery & charger sold separately. 6260281 $5998 Heavy Duty Ute Mat 1200 x 1800 x 6mm. 6100389 $199 18V Lithium-Ion Drill Driver Compact 13mm chuck. 6260271 $599 9 drawer chest $225 5 drawer trolley $374 Evolve 14 Drawer Combo 6120276/5 $9350 1200mm Trade Level 5667285/35/51/308 GREAT VALUE ON TOOL STORAGE $98 185mm. 1050W. 6240109X Circular Saw $725 8 drawer chest $250 7 drawer trolley $475 15 Drawer Combo 6120152/0
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