Scotts Beach, Cobram

MR McCURDY (Ovens Valley) — Cobram is a popular holiday destination, with its chief attraction being the Murray River. Each summer hundreds of people set up camp at Scotts Beach. There are plenty of people who have been doing it for decades. Parks Victoria is currently considering if Scotts Beach will remain open for campers or become a day visitor only area as part of a management plan review period. I strongly support camping at Scotts Beach in Cobram because Cobram relies on camping tourism and tourism is vital to its local economy. We have an asset that we all want to share, and it would be a crying shame to cease camping at Scotts Beach. I acknowledge that not all campers are model citizens in terms of the way they handle their rubbish and waste, but on the whole campers are a great asset for our tourism.

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