State government gives the Grampians a push in fires aftermath 

A PUSH to attract visitors back to the Grampians is being spearheaded by the state government as residents clear up the fire damage.

Sports Minister Hugh Delahunty said the national park was open for business,  despite some sections being scorched by fire last week.

The Lowan MP said areas such as Dadswells Bridge, Dunkeld, Halls Gap and Pomonal were open to visitors.

“Take the opportunity to enjoy one of our great national park experiences at a time when the local community needs you most,” Mr Delahunty said. 

“The Grampians National Park offers walks in the Halls Gap area, including Silverband Falls, Venus Baths, Fyans Creek Loop and Boronia Peak. 

“Walking trails are also open in the southern area of the Grampians National Park, including Mount Sturgeon, the Piccaninny and Mount Abrupt.” 

Premier Denis Napthine visited the park on Tuesday and spoke with residents and business owners about the impact of the bushfires on the local economy.

Motorists are able to use roads between Dunkeld and Halls Gap, with only a few minor thoroughfares remaining closed after last week’s bushfires.

“I remind those visiting the Grampians to take extra care when travelling and to respect road closures still in place,” Mr Delahunty said.

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