The history - late in 2008, I got a letter from RailCorp suggesting that I ask the local council to clean their rail bridge. I didn't see why a council should be responsible for cleaning a rail bridge, but I did as was suggested and contacted Leichhardt Council. I got their response today.
The response from Council to RailCorp is polite and structured in the usual bureaucratic fashion (I have written hundreds and hundreds of letter like this), but in essence, they are telling RailCorp to pull their head in and to not try to offload maintenance activities to councils.
Good on them. I rang Leichhardt today and left a message for Allan Willding to let him know that he is a legend.