I find it hard to believe the sad and sorry state Wagga has become.
A crumbling road network all over this city and millions wasted on hot mix bike tracks to name but a few of the fiascos.
I will list some of my pet grievances: The roads disgrace I have watched from the sidelines as Wagga's road network has slowly disintegrated into basically a patched and potholed mess.
Our council can only patch this mess with the jet patcher whilst quality hot mix has been used, at a cost of mega millions, to construct a massive network of bike tracks that are rarely used and massively expensive cattle grids to the end of each intersection.
Who will maintain this massive network? The ratepayers of this city or the NSW government?
This absolute destruction of our road system must stop and a proper fix be established.
The WWCC boffins talk of a fix for the Dunns Road travesty when they cannot find a fix for the Lloyd Road disaster, which when it rains, becomes the main drain to the area (much like Broken Hill).
And what about the new culvert across Lloyd Road installed during 2019?
This would have to take as the engineering disgrace of the decade!
Who could possibly come up with a fiasco such as this?
This reconstruction of Lloyd Road has been in progress for something like 15 years and is probably another 15 to 20 years before a fix is established.
Hey, how about Pearson Street? Potholes and patches the total length of this disgraceful fiasco, leading to another engineering masterpiece (the Bunnings roundabout).
Last but not least, we have the Fernleigh Road-Pinaroo Drive roundabout shambles that trucks, buses and large vehicles can't negotiate without running over the gutter of this council afterthought.
Folks, this list goes on and on. Why can't the city of Wagga have a road system like Albury?
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You know, our roads are basically 1960 to 1970 road systems with probably at least 500 per cent more vehicles that use this road than when it was built.
How long will it take for WWCC to resolve this Third World road shambles?
But hey, what about the NRMA's worst road in NSW survey conducted in 2019 which stated Inglewood Road, which is a main arterial road, and the deadly intersection with Bakers Lane is one of the most dangerous in NSW?
It's no excuse by council, it's a damned shocker.
I could go on and on, but I forgot about the Gregadoo Road and Copland Street saga. This crumbling mess of an arterial road system must surely be a bad joke.
Oh, I nearly forgot, what about the report commission by WWCC 10 or more years at a cost of (wait for it) $250,000 stating that there should be no more development on the north shore of the river - eg Gobbagombalin - and that we should all quit our cars and ride bikes to work?
Surely this is some sort of a sick joke. But what happened to this brain-dead catastrophe commission by WWCC?
Please Mr Conkey and Mr Kendall - our distinguished leaders of this great city - what do you intend to do about this catastrophic situation?
I wait with anticipation for your answers.
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