Tourist dollars will be handed over the border from the North East to NSW if Victoria does not allow overnight stays to resume, Tim McCurdy has warned.
Ovens Valley MP Mr McCurdy wants a date for Victoria as well.
"The lack of a timeline regarding overnight stays for recreational travel is making it very hard for Ovens Valley businesses who need answers and certainty about when guests will be allowed back," he said.
"Local operators need to be able to plan and prepare for the months ahead and residents want to know when they can again take a weekend break or holiday."
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Part of his concern was for businesses affected by the summer bushfires that need visitors to return to their region to help with the financial recovery.
"Victoria is handing tourist dollars to NSW while Daniel Andrews dithers on making a decision on this," Mr McCurdy said.
"We need to continue to be careful and sensible with social distancing but it's hard to see why this couldn't be implemented with overnight stays, particularly when people are staying in accommodation that doesn't have shared bathroom facilities, for example."