Flooding stirs Victorian tourism

first_imgCrowds of people are travelling to central Victoria to visit Lake Eppalock, the dry lake that is now flowing over the spillway. The Lake that has been running with less than fifteen percent of water since 2002, filled and spilled earlier this month by approximately 50,000ml of rain water, Bendigo Advertiser said. According to City of Greater Bendigo executive manager of tourism Kathryn McKenzie the restored lake has attracted an array of visitors and has filled caravan parks that have been empty since the drought. “It has lifted the spirits, lifted a lot of families who are coming back for leisure and boating activities,” she said. “This is certainly good for the lake and the surrounding areas. “Services such as garages, newsagents and food outlets all experience some of the benefits.” Heathcote Visitor Information Centre co-ordinator Fiona McClure said work in the areas for traders had increased and inquiries to the centre were on the rise.“Talking to traders… trade has been constant over the weekend,” she said. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img

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