'Concrete gang' now out of control

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 02 July, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 02 July, 2002, 12:00am

In Po Wah Yuen on Lamma, there is an elevated path which runs in a straight line providing access to three houses.

The government has now decided this path is in danger of collapsing. If so, then extra stanchions and reinforcing would fix the problem. However, this cure would be cheap, fast and efficient. Such a solution is anathema to government departments. So after many months of taking photographs and surveying, it has been decided the new path will go along the side and back of the first house, demolish steps to a higher terrace, go on behind another two houses and then around the side of the last house.

Having lived on Lamma for the last 22 years and having witnessed dozens of debacles such as this I would not normally complain, but just lately the 'concrete-is-progress' gang have got completely out of hand.

I would love to walk the Ombudsman around north Lamma and show him the downright scandals that are going on here. Then maybe the proposed bay reclamation could be thrown out and we residents could still see herons sitting on the rocks instead of concrete mixers and diggers. Some hope.