[quote=Hully]I suppose that we are lucky that there are no businesses in the Upper Kiewa Valley that rely on tourism. Adding to the travel time is a great way to make a visit to our part of the world appear even more difficult and inconvenient for potential visitors.
How much time will the new speed restrictions add to a trip to Mount Beauty or to Falls Creek? Maybe 5 minutes perhaps?
Really, as Curra said it is not a great add to the travel time. The problem is perception. Many tourists already see Mt Beauty as too far from Melb for a weekend trip, yet Bright is recognised as a reasonable weekend getaway. Fact is travelling to Mt Beauty from Melb via Happy Valley/Running Ck is only about 10 mins longer in total tavel than travelling to Bright from Melb. I already had a visitor to Falls Creek on the weekend comment to me on the extra 80km zones and add to travel time from Wagga...in reality probably only 5 mins but that is not the perception.