I was outraged a few months ago when I saw what had happened to a favourite place in the neighbourhood, but I'm pleased to see that something - not sure exactly what, has now been planted there. It's a pity that it is going to take so long before it regains a little bit of the magic and mystery that it had before.
|How it looked before|
|How it looked last year|
|Starting to heal up and hair over, Thank Goodness!|
And while I think of it, on the subject of the appalling state of our roads, if a fraction of the cost of
constantly enlarging and improving those elaborate interchanges around
Launceston, were spent on our rural roads, the whole state would
benefit, including Launceston. They remind me of Luxembourg, where an
excess of wealth has spawned massive freeways which stop at the border
and totally obscure its intrinsic charm.
The same goes for
Kingston with its circus of roundabouts which no one wants to visit. With the money saved by the council it could afford to put a few dozen Portaloos on Bruny Island. Since tourism is now our top earner, perhaps we should think about enabling our visitors to relieve themselves with dignity. The
residents and ratepayers of Bruny deserve better too.