Sunday, January 29, 2012

Banana Republic ?????

I didn't think think we are a Banana Republic in Australia, but we sure are not good at fixing things that we all pay high Taxes for.

I am talking about our Road, yes I know we are a big Country and only have x amount of Tax payers, but we have had one Bridge under water last year January 2011 and because it is an old Bridge has not been re-opened.
Needless to say the newer Bridge is down to one lane in and out of Petrie. They just closed the Bridge and this is how it has been for 12 month.

The traffic going in and out of Petrie is a nightmare, there is another way that could be used but it gets flooded with any decent rainfall and the Highway going north is a nightmare at the best of times. Sitting in that traffic and having to put up with that as well as bad tempered drivers in not a lot of fun.
This is really grinding on the good old nerves, apparently the Bridge is not being fixed or rebuilt is because Sate and Local Council are arguing about who is paying, well let me tell you I and every one paying HIGH Car registrations is paying so get on with it.
We also get massive pot holes in new roads after a good down poor....
I have written to the local Member and we see what will come of it, I told her not to write back until she has an answer.
The other thing I am thinking of starting is a Petition going. These Politicians need a kick in the you know where.....

Thanks for listening, if anyone knows of any regulations regarding a Petition could you email me please....
And you know there are still so many people without their Homes after the floods due to the Insurances playing silly buggers too, my heart goes out to them.

Have a good one
:))))))))))))

The next email is going to the local paper..... can you tell I am fed up?

7 comments:

shez said...

good luck with your venture and lets pray you can get things moving,here,here,.xx

Maddy said...

It is about time these over paid members of local and state Government do what they are paid to do. Not seating back sucking up wine at our expense, trying to get themselves a promotion. Maybe the whole state should shut off the money train to these incompetents......vote with your pen. March l do believe.

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

I couldn't agree more with you regarding the state of our roads, with the high taxes and rego we pay it's a disgrace! I live in Central West NSW and our the Great Western Highway has been improved enormously over the past 30 years however there are still stretches that are terrible making the Great Western Highway name rather a pathetic 2 lane joke.
Some local roads in town are riddled with potholes that get the same bandaid repair of a splodge of tar and gravel thrown in that is bumped right back out at the first moderate rainfall!!
I agree that a kick in the nether regions wouldn't hurt and Petitions can be surprisingly effective if you get enough signatures. Go for it Christine!!

Pauline said...

Hi Christine, I think they are the same everywhere aren't they...makes you so mad with the high costs we incur...good luck with it

Val said...

Making a noise is a good plan. You know what they say about squeaky wheels.

Yvonne said...

I hope your petition will work. Sometimes it will help to raise your voice....better than just wait and be grumpy I think! Hope you can make it next year to the Blogger's Bee!

Cardygirl said...

Some days it just gets to you!