A number of East Gippsland’s popular camping areas will be open for the Melbourne Cup long week-end.
State Nationals MP, Tim Bull, who has been pushing for the re-openings to be fast tracked, was pleased to this week receive some firm dates from Parks Victoria.
“While I believe this work should have been completed much quicker than 10 months after the fires, it is pleasing some real progress has been made in recent weeks.
“Wingan Inlet and Shipwreck Creek camp grounds will now be open for bookings on Melbourne Cup weekend and Cape Conran currently has 45 of the 135 sites available and will open more progressively until it is fully operational by Christmas.
“Over recent months I have raised this on several occasions both in the Parliament and media, as having these locations open is so important to our local economy.
“The proof is in the comment of Marlo publican Russell Bates, who said when Conran is open, he puts on more staff.
“Other works, including the East Cape Boardwalk, that was totally destroyed by fire will now be rebuilt pre-Christmas rather than next year as was originally planned.”
Tuesday, October 27, 2020