Road to nowhere

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

Af­ter read­ing and re read­ing the ar­ti­cle re­gard­ing Smith St, I can­not be­lieve our coun­cil thinks so lit­tle of its ratepay­ers. In fact it seems they think we are all id­iots.

We are told that a re­port ad­vis­ing them that one way traf­fic will "holis­ti­cally im­prove traf­fic flow" and our coun­cil­lors nod their heads and say “good idea.” I don't think so.

Mr Google ad­vises, holis­ti­cally means “in a way that is char­ac­terised by the be­lief that parts of some­thing are in­ti­mately con­nected and ex­pli­ca­ble only by ref­er­ence to the whole." Yeah right that re­ally re­lates to a road. To take it one step fur­ther, liv­ing holis­ti­cally means “that a per­son liv­ing their life in a way that is both nat­u­ral to them and the world in which they live.”

Well Smith St as it is, is “nat­u­ral to us and the world we live in (War­ragul)".

Smith St has am­ple foot­path space and work­able park­ing. Why is is that some­one al­ways wants to change some­thing that works so well.

You would think af­ter the de­bat­able of Palmer­ston St more care would be taken in mak­ing these de­ci­sions, the con­tin­ual waste of ratepay­ers money is crim­i­nal.

The main ben­e­fi­cia­ries of these changes will be the store own­ers in Pak­en­ham and Foun­tain Gate as it is just an­other rea­son to shop else­where.

Bou­quets to the or­gan­is­ers and par­tic­i­pants at the Skate Park League’s com­pe­ti­tion at War­ragul last week­end. Great to see the skills of youth on show in an en­cour­ag­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

Will it take a fa­tal­ity at Danes RdLard­ners Trk in­ter­sec­tion be­fore the holes and edges are fixed and lines made vis­i­ble?

Bou­quets to Dane Swan who min­gled amongst the crowd as guest at the War­ragul Grey­hound Club on Satur­day night and was oblig­ing to many photo op­por­tu­ni­ties for fans young and old.

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