Domenico Pecorari


“Our town is running out of time”

Sep 29, 2010 | Discuss

"Our town is running out of time"

By Domenico Pecorari Recent ministerial approvals, such as the residential subdivision at AZRI and the 5-storey redevelopment of the old Melanka site in town, have highlighted a planning process that gives nothing more than token consideration to development concerns raised by the Alice Springs community. The more recently announced proposals to expand the AZRI suburb further southward onto Airport land and the push for a six-storey office development in the centre of town will cement this undem...Read more

Nice work, Charlie

Sep 14, 2010 | Discuss

Nice work, Charlie

By Domenico Pecorari Following the  publication of last week’s post about Charlie Rye’s house, the Heritage Advisory Council (HAC) has made a recommendation to the Minister to have the house listed on the NT Heritage Register, the only legal mechanism by which our heritage can be protected. I was very fortunate to have been introduced to Charlie Rye by Margaret Baker in the year before he died. Over several visits, I came to see Charlie as one of this town’s “quiet achie...Read more