google-site-verification: google8ec86f7dadcd51ec.html

Richard Riordan MP: Let’s Work With Schoolies on The Surfcoast.

Updated: Sep 2

The Surf Coast is bracing for a mass influx of schoolies this year, with COVID-19 restrictions expected to keep school leavers away from popular destinations such as Surfers Paradise, Byron Bay and Bali.


Member for Polwarth, which covers the Surf Coast, Richard Riordan, says 3000 school leavers usually holiday in the area, and he’s expecting that number to balloon.





“Schoolies on the Surf Coast is about 3000. We know there’s that and ten times more that goes to Queensland, Byron Bay, Bali, all these other places,” he told Ross and Russel.


Mr Riordan said he expects businesses will welcome school leavers, but residents won’t be happy.


“If you’ve been a business operator anywhere along the coast you’ve missed out on Easter, you’ve missed out on school holidays, the kitchen cupboard is getting pretty lean,” he said.


But we’ve got people that live down there who naturally have concerns about a whole bunch of people coming down there.”


But Mr Riordan said there’s little residents will be able to do to keep schoolies away.


“The reality is there’s a whole bunch of private homes, the bulk of accommodation along the Great Ocean Road is in flats and apartments … so short of the government putting a rule up that says you can’t go to your house, you can’t stop people coming,” he said.


“They’re going to be hard to stop … and let’s face it, these kids have been locked up at home for the past six months.


“Let’s work with them rather than against them.”



#RichardRiordanMP, #LovePolwarth, #HeraldSun, #VoiceOfTheBush, #LetsGetBackToWork, #ShareTheVision, #Covid19, #CoronaVirus#Colac, #MaskUp, #InThisTogether, #NoTimeForPolitics, #VicNews, #VicPol, www.richardriordan.com.au,#SchooliesWeek, #Schoolies2020, #GreatOceanRoad, #Lorne, #AireysInlet, #Anglesea, #MoggsCreek, #ApolloBay, #WyeRiver, #SchoolsOutForSummer







Share Your Vision Today

Polwarth Connect

If you #LovePolwarth as much as I do, #ShareYourVision with me. 

 

This is not about politics,  so it doesn't matter whether you vote Liberal or Labor (or don't vote at all), Polwarth Connect is about working together to make our region even better.

We are many voices, but one community, so #ShareYourVision today and reach out through Polwarth Connect. 

Richard Riordan MP #polwarth #richardriordan

ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF POLWARTH

Click on a Township to Learn More

The Plains

POSTCARDS FROM POLWARTH

There is no electorate in Australia more diverse than Polwarth. 

 

Whether it be the Great Ocean Road, the Otway National Park, the endless acres of fertile pastures, or the tree change lifestyle of Bannockburn, Polwarth has its all. 

Learn more about what makes us all #LovePolwarth and click on a postcard below to learn more. 

Richard Riordan MP #polwarth #richardriordan

Click to Learn More

1/3

Join us on Socials

Share Ideas

Richard Riordan MP #polwarth #richardriordan

What better way to engage with the Polwarth community than through social media. 

Join me and thousands of other Polwarth constituents on social media and join the discussion today. 

I respect all contributions however, I ask that you are respectful to alternate points of view and each other. 

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

Contact

Phone

Email

Website

Address

Socials

03 5231-5046

richard.riordan@parliament.vic.gov.au

richardriordan.com.au

115A Bromfield Street,

COLAC VIC 3250

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

Reach Out