The Centralian advocate Fri 18 Dec 2009
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10 Centralian Advocate, Friday, December 18, 2009 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 8 -D E C -2 0 0 9 P A G E : 1 0 C O L O R : C M Y K NEWS 4 6 2 4 0 5 /1 0 Australia Day Council NT presents Tickets include: Buffet Dinner 5hr beverage package Live entertainment by Thin Blue Line Door Prizes FREE Photo Sponsored by: TELSTRA COUNTRY WIDE LION NATHAN CROWNE PLAZA CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN REMOVALS CAMERA HOUSE $100 pp AUSTRALIA DAY BALL Tickets only available at the CROWNE PLAZA, with only a limited number get in quick! To be held at Grand Ballroom, Crowne Plaza, Barrett Drive, Alice Springs 7 4 2 5 0 5 /1 0 All for a good cause ... Kat Mulga and baby Henry check out the prize. Orphans party bonus KAT Mulga has had a load taken off her shoulders since she won the Old Timers Christmas Raffle hamper. She was planning to have an orphans Christmas party in the coming weeks and winning the $700 hamper was a great help. Ms Mulga said: It was full of Christmas paraphernalia, like sheets, gift vouchers, soaps, perfumes and ham. I wasnt going to buy a ticket but Mary Meldrum came up and convinced me. Im really glad that I did because it goes to such a good cause. More than $1200 was raised. Land date extended Daniel Burdon THE deadline for public submissions on changes to the Territorys Planning Act, to make way for a huge land release south of Alice Springs, was extended this week. Planning Minister Gerry McCarthy bowed to public pressure after Alice Springs Town Council asked to extend the deadline from January 22 to February 19. Mr McCarthy said: I have taken on board the Councils concerns requesting an extension to the public submissions period for the Planning Scheme amendments for the AZRI land release. I encourage everyone to look at the planning amendments that are currently on display and provide feedback to Government. The councils decision to request an extension of the deadline came about at Monday nights Council meeting, the final scheduled meeting for 2009. If the extension had not been granted, Council could have been forced to hold a special meeting to discuss its position. Deputy Mayor John Rawnsley said: My position is that theres going to be a congestion problem coming through Heavitree Gap if the development goes ahead. I think those plans should be made available to the public. The road will need to be four lanes wide, and instead of doing that, I think the government really should be investing that money in further developing east and west of town, north of the Gap. Rural Areas Association president Rod Cramer voiced his concerns at Mondays meeting. Mr Cramer said he understood a majority of elected members did not support changing rural planning rules to allow the AZRI land release to go ahead. He said the Associations website had asked members what their position was on maintaining the integrity of lot sizes in the rural areas, and most had voiced their opposition. Changes could mean a precedent for smaller lot sizes, as well as blocks of land zoned commercial something rarely found in Alice Springs rural areas. Residents concerned, or in support of the land release, can get details at Department and Planning offices, Level One, in Alice Plaza on Todd Mall. Laneway to be sold ALICE Springs Town Council is a step closer to closing four laneways in town, with a laneway on Ewart Place in Gillen the first to go. During the December Ordinary Council meeting on Monday night, all elected members, except Alderman Jane Clark, voted to close the lane. Preparations are being made for the Ewart Place-Lewis Street lane to be bought by a resident. A report on laneways by council solicitor Chris Turner said the laneway would be sold for $1345, with the resident needing to cover all costs. During the meeting elected members again without support of Ms Clark voted to apply for separate titles for four laneways. These lanes run be tween Underdown and Nichols Streets, Rieff and Liddle Courts and Cora Court and Flynn Drive. An application is bei n g m a d e t o t h e Registrar-Generals office in Darwin, as part of the process, and once titles are issued the laneways must be subdivided and sold to residents living next to them. Daniel Burdon
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