Editorial - Wednesday, December 18: Wait game plays at risk

IT MUST be great to be able to pass the buck when things don't go to plan.

As we have heard from this government (and many government's before, regardless of party) when budgets don't pan out, it's very much the fault of those previously in power.

While the "rephasing" of dollars for parts of the Pacific Highway apparently will not change the 2020 end date, it means delays for some localised stretches of road, including at Maclean. It might not make up a large part of the highway, but to us, it's an important part.

And as a community which lives in angst because of frequent crashes on our roads, it's still hard to hear of a delay - any delay, no matter how big or small.

We will work on getting more information about that delay and how long those works between Woolgoolga and Ballina will be put on hold for.

In the meantime, the government knew what it was getting itself into when it made those election promises to grab our votes so the old blame game doesn't pull much weight.

Shannon Newley



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