If you're searching for a soap box to scream from, you could do worse than using the new stage in Memorial Park.
The new stage, built with Griffith City Council and NSW Government money, should be useful for some of the events held in the city's centre.
At the very least, event organisers won't have to drag in a truck trailer to create a makeshift stage in future and it might even lead to more events being held in the park.
There's council critics who believe the stage is too small, but if the stage is too small there's a very good alternative down the road at the Griffith Regional Theatre.
And it's not like The Rolling Stones are coming to the city to perform at an outdoor concert.
What's been built is likely to be a net benefit to the community as it helps enhance what community members can do in Memorial Park.
The park is in the centre of the city, it's not uncommon to see people having a yarn, eating lunch or having a rest under the shade.
Things which enhance the amenity of the park should be welcomed.
The stage isn't going to interfere with Anzac or Remembrance Day commemorations and it's not going to be hosting world famous musicians.
In their hurry to sledge council's management and elected officials, critics have ignored plenty.
The state government has tipped money into building this project but the responsibility of maintaining it will be all yours.
Ratepayers are already footing the bill for garden maintenance, which it's been noted before in these pages, that council could do a lot better on.
So, a typical state government project then. Throw around some trinkets, flash some cash and then leave everyone else to pay the price.
It's all done by the state government to try and convince this community that we haven't been forgotten.
It shouldn't take a byelection, or crossbench MP, to get promises made by the previous state representative (a new ambulance station, the Yoogali intersection upgrade) delivered.
New community infrastructure and even a re-developed hospital are nice things to have but it comes down to meeting deadlines.
There's no point in highlighting a project delivered now, that was promised years ago because by that time, people will have adapted to the neglect and moved on.