Denmark Shire in Western Australia has released a long-awaited feasibility study for a trailer-boat ramp.
The council has voted not to proceed with the project.
Despite free advice to the contrary from well-qualified engineers, the shire spent a total of AUD26,000 in public funds on the study.
It showed the boat ramp was technically feasible but prohibitively expensive with enormous social and environmental consequences.
Some say the money had been spent just to settle an argument.
From The Great Southern Weekender [read this story]