There are people in Griffith who believe that unless a project is delivered instantly, it's not worth doing.
It's a pretty unfortunate set of thoughts because projects that are usually worthwhile doing take time, care, patience and can't afford to become rush jobs.
Some good examples include the Yoogali intersection upgrade - this weekend the road will be closed as a water main is moved to facilitate the upgrade.
Unfortunately it's not as easy as just cementing some new traffic lights into the ground.
The hospital re-development is another great example.
People who say this project should be completed within two years are deluding themselves, and others in this community.
There's simply no way, without other significant health services in our city, that the patient load Griffith Base Hospital deals with can be shuffled off as builders work.
Another problem is that medical professionals and MLHD need time to work out what the future working arrangements are - we've already seen one problem arise when the facts aren't clearly provided to specialists.
The second stage of the re-development still has to be approved, so there's every chance further issues will crop up.
The planning process isn't just there to act as a bureaucratic barrier, it's there to evaluate construction plans.
The side-effect of not enough scrutiny on buildings in NSW has become all too obvious as apartment towers in Sydney start to tilt and residents are evacuated.
It means that the minor milestone - a tour through the shell of the new ambulatory health hub - is significant.
No patients will go through the doors of the hub until mid-2020 but considering that work only began ahead of the state election, it's good progress.
Even if the hub is finished and operating as scheduled next year, there's much more work still to be done to provide the services the community expects of their hospital.
There's been plenty of doubt about whether the money for the project was going to come through. Understandably, trust in politicians is at an all-time low - just one in four people trust our elected parliamentarians.
Handing out trust isn't easy especially when both the Coalition and Labor parties have burned us many times in the past.