The Nationals Gippsland South Tourism

Putting Buffalo on the map

Efforts to better highlight Buffalo on the tourist map will be increased after a discussion between local businesses in the village and local Nationals State MPs.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien and The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria, Melina Bath, recently met with Anthony Thornton from the Buffalo Emporium and John Lockwood from the Buffalo General Store to discuss their concerns about local matters.

“The local businesses are keen to see improved signage on the Meeniyan-Promontory Road as well as clearer signage on the Great Southern Rail Trail to highlight that there are stores in Buffalo.

“The Emporium and General Store are just off the main road and a few 100 meters from the rail trail and while they do attract passing traffic, both Anthony and John believe the signage could be better,” Mr O'Brien said.

“I have written to the Roads Minister seeking to have standard blue tourism signs erected on the Meeniyan-Prom Road to better highlight the opportunity for a stop in Buffalo.”

Mr O’Brien said concerns were also raised about the lack of a bus shelter at the V/Line bus stop to Buffalo, a matter he has taken up with V/Line.

“Our small villages are just as important as our larger regional towns and it’s important that they share in the opportunities that local tourism brings,” Ms Bath said.

“We have so many great little places like Buffalo in South Gippsland and we will continue to fight to ensure that they get their fair share.”

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The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien, John Lockwood, Anthony Thornton and The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region Melina Bath outside the Buffalo Emporium.

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