Professional architect and passionate heritage campaigner, Domenico Pecorari will run for the Federation Party in the seat of Araluen.
Mr Pecorari is a long-time resident of Araluen, first coming to town in 1984 during the tourism boom years.
He has gained keen insights into The Alice’s development and a deep appreciation of town planning issues as they affect the economic prosperity of the town and region.
His work experience includes ten years of administering building programs in central Australian Aboriginal communities, as well as managing heritage conservation work on many of central Australia’s historic places. He held the NT Government’s Heritage Advisor position for the southern region for twenty years until its dissolution in 2015.
Mr Pecorari is also one of the founders of Heritage Alice Springs in 2003, an association dedicated to the protection and promotion of heritage places in Alice Springs and the central Australian region.
He has a significant personal investment in the town’s future through his purchase and on-going restoration of one of the town’s most intact heritage-listed railway cottages, located in Railway Terrace.
Being of Italian descent, he also has an acute understanding of multi-cultural issues and the role that culture can play in the revitalisation of Alice Springs. His many extended stays in Italy have provided him the opportunity to see our town from a distance, and experience first hand ideas that may be adapted in revitalising The Alice.
A community-minded family man, with two grown-up and very independent daughters, Mr Pecorari now has the time to share the many town planning ideas that he has developed over the last thirty years:
“On nearing the end of a busy professional working life and having seen how Alice Springs has been shamelessly neglected and betrayed by both major Territorian political parties, I have decided to dedicate time to being part of a team who want change and ensure that our town has a future through good planning, community involvement inspired by the attitude inherited from our region’s pioneers and Indigenous community,” he says.