Doubts linger over skywalk
WE could be excused for thinking that Michael Gunner was having a spacewalk when he agreed to the proposed skywalk.
What use will this proposed skywalk be in revitalising Darwin?
Who will use it? It won’t be the guests of the proposed six-star hotel.
No, they will be taken by limousines and luxury buses to the various places of interest. As for shopping, the hotel complex and what is already at the Waterfront will have everything they need.
So, what about the passengers on the cruise ships? Will they want to spend the few hours or one day they have in Darwin to use the skywalk? And to do what, go to the skywalk to get a view of Darwin Harbour? Fair dinkum, like they won’t be able to see Darwin Harbour from their cruise ship.
To revitalise the Darwin CBD, we need to start by attracting not just tourists and guests of the proposed luxury hotel, but Darwin residents, Palmerston residents, rural residents and NT residents in general.
So, Michael Skywalker, don’t be a space cadet, get back down on the ground and serve the people of the NT before you try being an overseas corporationpleaser and serving them.
Peter Henri, Dundee Forest CAVENAGH ST SHADE STRUCTURE WORK BEGINS ■ Where are the trees to beautify Darwin? Maureen Manzie
■ Should be in the Smith Street mall section - where people need shade! Not Cav Street over car parks?? Jacob Stella
■ $2.7m for 50 metres? Gotta see this. Bynoe Boar
■ While they are at it put one over the wavepool too. Cherie Conroy
■ The Darwin CBD looks like a war zone! There is footpath & road works in Cavenagh, Bennett & Knuckey streets that has been underway for months please hurry up & finish all this construction. Bev Phelts
■ Complete waste of money. Meanwhile around the corner is a bus interchange, with a useless cover for the bus passengers. What about covering it instead? Moloch Horridus
■ Question needs to be asked why this part of street? What are the public not being told. And who is going to benefit from this $2.7m structure? Narnna Darwin
■ What would have happened if this was outside the RSL when it went up in flames? Ladder could not be used. Chris Parry
■ They cant even get the structural design right. James Neill
■ Anything to make the Buildup more bearable. Dan
MAN SKIPS WORK FOR 10 YEARS, NO-ONE NOTICES ■ Not all heroes wear capes. Tim Edwy-smith
■ We’re doing this work lark all wrong! Dannii MacMathúna Carville
■ Living the dream. Elspeth Mazza
■ I’d personally like to shake this man’s hand. Megan Howard ■ This is amazing. High fives all round. Daniel Fox
■ Hard work doing nothing ... you don’t get time for a rest. Adam Thompson
■ There’s still hope for my real dreams to shine. Kat Anderson
■ That is a fantastic effort and he should definitely write a book about it, lol. Richard Keynes
■ I’m a little jealous. Luke Chandler
■ This guy is a friggen genius. He took advantage of a very flawed system, and it paid off. Russell Pearson
■ A perfect candidate for a political career! John Healy
■ Bahahahahaha. The dude is my new hero! Sunny Bagheera Basra
■ Hahah now that’s work life balance. Tanja Duric YES I’ve been probably once, I try to get there once a year. NO I haven’t been there my whole life. I’m just busy a lot.