Desperate Moyhu, Milawa businesses have made an urgent plea for support as visitors continue to keep clear despite virtually no fire risk.
ROAD TO NOWHERE: Milawa resembled a ‘ghost town’ yesterday morning, with the only real traffic in the main street being this group of concerned local business representatives, who are desperate to see people back in town. PHOTO: Kieren Tilly

MILAWA and Moyhu businesses are facing disaster equal to those in the Alpine Shire due to the almost complete drop in visitor numbers.

The region is facing an additional hit as grape growers across the North East hold their breath to find out what effect if any bushfire smoke will have on this year’s crop – and if they will have a 2020 vintage at all.

This comes as virtually all the Milawa district and much of the Moyhu district have not been touched by the flames so businesses at present do not qualify for the range of emergency funding support being announced for repair and recovery.

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