Driven mad by poor roads
Spring has sprung, the birds are twittering, bees buzzing, we are cleaning windows and feeling good — and our mayor is telling us how well we are going and how well we have gone in the last term.
The Goode Beach mob are telling us how they support progress (not in their patch, of course) and we have the prospective candidates for the forthcoming election telling us how they can improve what we have.
We have our Federal and State politicians telling us how they will support us, (maybe, it depends) and we even have Labor MP Alannah MacTiernan holding hands with Greens member Diane Evers at a rally at Middleton beach in support of gay marriage.
Unfortunately, all those interested in the future of Albany haven’t taken notice of our local roads.
It appears those who have ideals and dreams for our future, including our prospective candidates, are happy to drive around our city over potholes and the other bits repaired by stomping in a bit of street asphalt and going on their merry way.
For a positive future, our council needs to go back to the grassroots of their charter, stop fiddling with our roads and start negotiating with Federal and State Governments to have a major input of finance to resurface our roads, bringing them up to the standards of the roads in residential areas of Perth.
They might have a battle when we have our Federal member Rick Wilson advising us he won’t support those who voted him into Parliament if the majority of our country vote in support of samesex marriage and we vote otherwise and WA Federal member Mathias Cormann stating it would be unfair to take money from other States in reference to the GST.
It is up to our council to demonstrate a bit of “get up and go” and our local Federal and State members to support Albany and stop treating residents as insignificant.