It has been over a month since several questions were raised with the Andrews Labor Government pertaining to the ongoing landslip at Bogong, which has isolated the Falls Creek resort. These questions have been met with silence from the Government.
Nationals Member for Ovens Valley, Tim McCurdy, is disappointed at the lack of a response.
“It has been over a month since I submitted these questions, several long weeks that has cost the Falls Creek community millions of dollars in missed revenue.”
One of the questions asked by Mr McCurdy was surrounding important financial support for the affected families and businesses who have lost their livelihoods as a result of the decimated summer trade.
“These families and businesses need support. They have been dealing with bushfire, slugged by Covid restrictions, and now a landslip, all in the past three years.
“They need our support to ensure they can get through this difficult time.”
Mr McCurdy was also disappointed that the Minister for Roads has thus far refused to guarantee that the road would be re-opened before the winter season begins.
“The community wants certainty around their future. They need to know when the road will be open again so they can plan for the busy winter season.
“The silence is not building confidence or giving the community a fair response to their dire circumstances.
“They deserve better from this Government.”