Hopes tourism legacy continues
Rutherglen should be proud of the committed local volunteers who have efficiently operated the Rutherglen Information Centre over decades. ('We have treated them poorly: Councillor', August 26)
Significant uncommunicated changes under the Local Government Act 2020, and unfulfilled funding requests recently resulted in the transition of the operation of the information centre from the local board to Indigo Shire Council.
More broadly in the last three years, Destination Rutherglen has strongly advocated for the Indigo Shire Council to engage more with Wahgunyah and Rutherglen as we have long been concerned about inequity of spending.
Imagine if Rutherglen and surrounds had the variety of tourism product of other wine regions such as the Barossa, Hunter Valley and Yarra Valley?
The team has delighted in developing cycle loop improvements, driving the silo precinct, new events such as Corowa and Rutherglen 'Unlocked' and supporting new ventures such as The Convent.
Some progress has been made but there is much more to do.
With a 'blank canvas' Destination Rutherglen Inc is engaging with locals as potential new board members to support local tourism and the business community in Rutherglen. We wholeheartedly hope our legacy will continue.
Greg Duncan, chairman Destination Rutherglen
IN OTHER NEWS:
Thanks for supporting families
We realise that these are exceptionally hard times but the response from the community has been absolutely amazing and very much appreciated.
Thank you all once again and stay safe.
Kay Polsen, chairperson appeals committee, Albury Legacy
German inquiry about lost cousin
Marlis Schmidt of Hamburg, Germany, has reached out to the Wodonga Historical Society for help to find a long lost cousin.
Her name is Kylie Miller, and she lived at 185A Lawrence Street in 1990, and was doing a short course at Albury TAFE, in landscape gardening. She would have been about 20 years of age at that time.
If you knew Kylie please email email@example.com or send a text to Uta Wiltshire 0412 241 186.
Uta Wiltshire, Wodonga
Flexible flights will boost regions
Let's hope Rex can fill the loss of Virgin and regional people back Rex and regional tourism supports Rex with good tourism promotions. Domestic tourism will be in demand as COVID restrictions ease.
Flying into Mildura has much to offer for tourists for gourmet delights or a house boat vacation or an outback adventure to Mungo or beyond to the Flinders Ranges or Broken Hill.
There needs to be a flexible plan of fly into Mildura and take a Murray River road trip to Albury to fly home or a flight to Broken Hill and fly home from Mildura.
Regions need to team up and promote great journeys between.
Let's hope airports and tourism in our regions are talking with Rex about future tourism opportunities.
Regions need inbound travellers to grow airline services .