Tourism | November 13, 2015

Bath calls on Tourism Minister to visit Moe and meet with local tourism group

Friday 13 November 2015

Member for Eastern Victoria Region Melina Bath has called on the Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren to meet with community group Make Moe Glow to discuss local tourism projects. 

Speaking in parliament this week Ms Bath said the group had written to the Minister months ago requesting a meeting in Moe but was yet to hear back. 

“Make Moe Glow is a hard working community group which wishes to meet with the Minister to discuss some important projects for our region yet the Minister doesn’t have the decency to even reply to the group’s invitation,” Ms Bath said. 

Make Moe Glow was formed in 2005 and has organised many community events and projects during that time. 

The group is now focusing on tourism in the town of Moe and the surrounding region with the support of Latrobe Tourism and the Visitor Centre in Traralgon. 

Ms Bath said one of the group’s projects included developing the Blue Rock Motor Cycle facility. 

“They are working out of shipping containers at the moment which is not ideal and the Management Committee wishes to upgrade the facilities so they can attract international races which would be fantastic for the local economy,” Ms Bath told the parliament. 

Ms Bath said the group was also trying to establish a Chinese Garden to reflect the Chinese mining history of the area. 

“Two months ago Make Moe Glow president Marilyn May wrote to the Minister inviting him to Moe to meet with the group to discuss these projects to further tourism opportunities in the region,” Ms Bath said. 

“After quite some time with no reply I emailed the Minister’s office on the 29th of September requesting a response. Still there has not been the decency of a reply to this group’s invitation.

“Unfortunately regional Victoria doesn’t seem to be high on the Minster’s priority list.

 “I call on the Minister to visit the wonderful township of Moe and meet with the hardworking community group Make Moe Glow.”

 

Media Contact: Renee Switzer 5174 7066

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