Lazy, Corrupt Victorian Governments
Blackouts in Melbourne tonight are another in a series of events that show up the deep seated corruption which has plagued Victoria for over a decade. Ever since the treacherous sale of public owned infrastructure to private hands, there has been woefully inadequate maintenance and expansion thereof to meet the needs of an ever expanding, ever growing Melbourne:
- Catchment areas selectively logged with no planning for increased water requirements
- No rail network expansion and growing reliance on buses
- Private tollways
- Schools closed, merged, land sold off for townhouses
The list goes on and on. Perhaps it’s a healthy thing for people to be forced to sit down in the heat and think about the chain of events that has led to this monumental failure of infrastructure management.
When are heads finally going to roll on all of this?