Posts Tagged ‘heritage alice springs

A FAB idea for Alice

Oct 05, 2010 | 2 Comments

 A FAB idea for Alice

A group of top architects, non-Government organisations and concerned citizens is bypassing the Northern Territory Government to create a people’s town planning movement in Alice Springs. Frustrated by ad hoc decisions prompted by constant stream of exceptional development permits that violate current planning statutes, Coalition FABAlice (Coalition for a Better Alice) wants to come up with a town plan for Alice Springs — setting long-term guidelines that actually mean what they say. Ama...Read more

Here we go again.

Sep 13, 2010 | Discuss

Here we go again.

By Dave Richards Architect Domenico Pecorari has once again come to the defence of Alice’s built environment (see below), as developers, real estate agents and Darwin launch another ad-hoc assault on the townscape – not to mention the democratic process. This time it comes in the form of  an application for a six-storey building in the town centre of Alice Springs, which,  if approved by the Planning Consent Authority would twice as high as any other building in the town centre. So...Read more

Peg Nelson

Feb 06, 2010 | 2 Comments

Peg Nelson

Peg Nelson was about as close as you could get to a living link with the early white settlement of Central Australia. She was born when white women in the Centre were a rarity. The Alice Springs she knew as a child was “the Stuart Arms pub, a police station, a couple of stores and three or four private homes,”  with supplies arriving twice a year by camel train. But in her last years, spent at the Old Timers Home she helped to create, she was loved by many simply for what she was: ...Read more