You know one of the funniest things I've ever seen is John Cleese doing those surviving committees videos. Truth is they are worsely run than they ever were!
I reckon many of the problems governments have is because they believe too much in "community consultation" . There's something missing i reckon
Its important to talk but not weigh up everything with numbers . the "maths model" of democracy is missing something essential . Everyone gets their say and noone gets their way because its too precise and patheticly politically correct .
What you need is real leadership ,otherwise its another round of fad driven funny money and yet another kick in the guts when it fails .
"We didn't mean to hurt you they will say" after it happens again and they want to fund some new idea someone down there is the big smoke has dreamed up!