Thursday, 16 May 2013
The Surry Hills Ghetto
They were shutting down the exclusive bus roadways in Moore Park for non fathomable reasons. One of the cross-sections of the tunnels showed a bus stop at Drivers Triangle. I pointed out that anyone who alighted there would have nowhere to go but to commit suicide by jumping into the mouth of the tunnel.
In the end I had raised, I think, eight objections to the EIS. Fortunately it was an EIS and the objections were professionally assessed. All the objections to road closures an narrowings were upheld, and we were spared videos of motorists intercut subliminally with shots of rats running through a maze.
Surry Hills had survived. But psychopaths are remorseless, and in the end the residents of Surry Hills had as much chance of avoiding their suburb being turned into a ghetto as the residents of Muranow had had in 1940.