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Statement From Hepburn Shire Mayor

Hepburn Mayor Licia Kokocinski. Photo submitted

Hepburn Shire is a popular destination for visitors from Melbourne and other parts of Victoria. With school holidays approaching, the townships in our Shire will be busy with many tourists.

While we welcome visitors to the region within imposed restrictions, we want Hepburn Shire to remain COVID safe and for visitors to remember to social distance and use good hygiene practices.

We also ask that people from the high-risk municipalities in metropolitan Melbourne, identified by the State Government, to reconsider travel and to follow the advice of the health authorities to stay home.

Council has been working closely with business to ensure that they are implementing measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19, and we commend them on this work.

Safe and sustainable tourism is how we will balance our need to support local businesses with our community’s desire to remain COVID free.

Cr Licia Kokocinski, Mayor