HIGHWAY CLOSURE NOT GOOD ENOUGH
June 19, 2012
One of the most concerning situations to arise out of recent storm damage was the closure of the Princes Highway east of Orbost for several days.
The closure could not have come at a worse time for local small businesses with the Queen’s Birthday long-weekend a popular time for visitors to East Gippsland and the heavy transport industry severely disrupted.
As a direct result of the situation there have been major social and economic impacts on our region and the bottom line is that’s it’s not good enough in the 21st century for the major east coast transport link to be shut down for several days because of storm damage.