Residents question Visitor Information Services hours
LOCAL residents Don and Lyn Uren questioned Mansfield Shire councillors at last week’s March meeting on what was happening at the local Visitor Information Centre.
During public question time Mr Uren pointed out to councillors that they had just returned from travelling extensively and visited many visitor information centres on their travels – all of which had been extremely accommodating and helpful.
On their return to Mansfield they found the information centre here closed after 3pm – much to their surprise.
Mr Uren said information centres were vital to townships such as Mansfield which relied on tourism to keep the Country Reservations (MMBHRS) some $87,000 per year for a booking reservations service alone, but had to get this off the books.
Mr Green said as MMBHRS - which included the reservations booking service - had now been passed on to Buller Holidays, keeping the centre open for extended hours was not viable.
He said the responsibility of running the information centre
REDUCED HOURS: The Mansfield Visitor Information Centre is currently running at reduced hours – a circumstance some residents disagree with.