MPs put Buffalo on the map
EFFORTS to better highlight Buffalo on the tourist map will be increased after a discussion between local businesses in the village and local Nationals state MPs.
The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien and The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria, Melina Bath, recently met with Anthony Thornton from the Buffalo Emporium and John Lockwood from the Buffalo General Store to discuss their concerns about local matters.
“The local businesses are keen to see improved signage on the Meeniyan-Promontory Road as well as clearer signage on the Great Southern Rail Trail to highlight that there are stores in Buffalo,” Mr O’Brien said.
“The Emporium and General Store are just off the main road and a few 100 metres from the rail trail, and while they do attract passing traffic, both Anthony and John believe the signage could be better.
“I have written to the Roads Minister seeking to have standard blue tourism signs erected on the Meeniyan-Prom Road to better highlight the opportunity for a stop in Buffalo.”
Mr O’Brien said concerns were also raised about the lack of a bus shelter at the V/Line bus stop to Buffalo, a matter he has taken up with V/Line.
Ms Bath said, “Our small villages are just as important as our larger regional towns and it’s important they share in the opportunities that local tourism brings.”
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