Deadline approaching for Conran boardwalk but work not started
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Deadline approaching for Conran boardwalk but work not started

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull is unhappy work has not yet started on rebuilding the East Cape Boardwalk at Cape Conran after the Minister said two months ago it would be completed by Christmas.

“Surely 12 months is enough time to rebuild an important piece of local tourism infrastructure,” said Mr Bull.

“I visited there this week, and nothing has changed, the tape is still up and there has been no further word, so I am getting sceptical the Minister will keep her promise to the local community.

“It’s also not good enough that here we are in late November and only about a quarter of the camp grounds at Cape Conran are open.

“I am advised the park will be fully open by Christmas, but so it should be. It should not take 12 months to clean up camping areas after a fire. The entire park should have been open months ago.

“I know there was an asbestos issue that caused some delays, but we have had over 200 home sites cleared months ago and they were treated as asbestos sites, that is not an excuse.

“When you have the Premier come down and say he will help us get back on our feet as soon as possible, all this should have been done within months, but here we are just on a year down the track, and some works are not even started.

“I will be back at Parliament this week coming and will put these matters back on the agenda in the hope we can get a frenzy of activity,” said Mr Bull.

Caption: Gippsland East MP Tim Bull, at the East Cape Boardwalk at Cape Conran. The Minister responded to a question in September that it would be completed by Christmas, but work has not yet started.

 Monday, November 23, 2020