I don’t know what is happening in Melbourne, seems like every where you go these days barricades across parts of roads, same with streets, gutters and driveways are being torn up and re concreted, big trucks backing in or out of and parked in various streets, cranes hovering over roads as the building boom continues in Melbourne of course that means more of our lovely old homes are being demolished.
Now the state government is starting to say Melbourne is becoming overcrowded (that’s why we need more housing ) The traffic is becoming appalling its a relief to pull into ones drive, we had to go to the big shopping centre today and although its Friday when its usually busy anyway, I don’t think I have ever seen so many cars on the road, the police were out in force just directing traffic at one intersection.
I am usually saying think goodness we live in Melbourne down the bottom of the world and away from all the troubles in the top half of the world but with our population (Melb) now at 5milllion, that’s probably why the place is starting to seem overcrowded with people ,cars, and dreadful high-rise apartments, everywhere and ruining Melbourne .Actually I am glad I am not really young anymore with a young family, life in the future is going to get harder and harder for everyone I think.
Same on the Gold Coast. Major roadworks on the M1 near my place which are spilling onto many adjoining roads. Traffic gridlock is a daily occurrence now and rampant new cluster development is adding to the chaos.
On a positive note, never a dull moment though. And to give a little comfort … check this out.
even victor harbor, when we moved there about 20 years ago there was hardly any cars, and you can cross the road safely almost anywhere, now there is so much traffic that even at the light controlled crossings it is dangerous, it’s as though some don’t know the difference between red and green. and sadly disabled parking bays become just another parking spot for those who think they are more important than anyone else