by Steve Cuff
REGIONAL travel is back on the agenda from June 1 as the NSW Government stated today, all part of the strategy to reopen the state and give regional economies a boost.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian advised that in coming weeks cafes, pubs, clubs and restaurants will also have their patron quota lifted to 20 people which will allow more venues to open. Some businesses have continued with their takeaway only, as 10 people did still not make it viable to open.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro also stated in a press conference Wednesday morning that for many businesses in regional NSW it is a last chance before winter for businesses to put money in their cash registers.
Not so the Snowy Mountains, where Mr Barilaro added that there will be a ski season.
“I’m very pleased to share that this means we will have a ski season this year, however holidaymakers should be aware that ski resorts will likely need time to put COVID plans into place and you should make contact before visiting,” he said.
With another snow storm about to hit the region on Thursday, on top of the already solid snow in early May, the winter season at present does look promising with snow.
But… we are still unsure as to the exact makeup of the season regarding any restrictions on numbers, how lift passes will be offered and when it will open.
In another good boost for our region, some caravan parks and camping grounds are set to reopen from June 1. They may have to register to visit with Premier Berejiklian saying, “So that is something does happen it improves the way in which we can contact people.
The wider Snowy Mountains region has much to offer, and after the bushfire season and no Easter holiday revenue for small businesses, the region will welcome visitors for all their attractions.