Category: Melbourne mumblings


Cool chicks

Along with somewhat more dubious dealings within its ranks, Yarra Council seems also to be doing a bit of fringe retailing.
The mobile chicken stall at the weekly Gleadall Street market keeps its coolroom running thanks to a lead plugged in to a power point at the Richmond Recreation Centre.
The power point is unmetered. Hence ratepayers are paying to keep their chooks chilled.

A ticket to ride

What a sad lot we are in Melbourne with our woeful public transport ticketing system and the disastrous myki debacle.
Here in London (and the UK general), ticketing simply works! No doubts, no hassles, no problems. Consumers have all manner of choice of payment. They use machines that spew out tickets to order – and quickly.
If we are so bloody good as our various governments would have us believe, why are we fifty years behind the rest of the world?