Having advocated for an upgrade to Peachtree Creek Campground at Tamboon Inlet for some time, Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull is pleased it will benefit from a $235,000 upgrade.
“What is important now is that the local community and visitors have input,” said Mr Bull.
“I’m concerned however that from the minimal information provided, there is no mention of the boat ramp and jetty area and this needs to be paramount in any upgrade.”
Mr Bull said the community can provide feedback online, over the phone and at an online information session on Wednesday 11 November 2020 from 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM
The small amount of details provided mentions additional car parking, the provision of day visitor facilities and the toilet replaced. The site will also be planted with local vegetation to create screening between sites and revegetation of the fire-effected area.
“The Tamboon community has shown exemplary resilience and self-reliance in its recovery from the combined bushfires and COVID challenges,” said Mr Bull.
“Straight after the fires it formed a 66-member progress association which then quickly secured grants to improve Tamboon’s stretched emergency services facilities.
“The Peachtree Creek Campground upgrade is precisely the kind of boost the hard working Tamboon Peachtree Creek community deserves.
“East Gippsland’s tourism businesses would like to see it widely replicated and I will continue to keep the pressure on the Andrews Labor Government to achieve that,” said Mr Bull.
Caption: Murray Webb shows off a nice flathead taken off the shore of Tamboon Inlet which is set to benefit from a much-needed upgrade to visitor facilities at the nearby Peachtree Creek Campground.