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Oxley Highway closure ‘disastrous’ for businesses in Walcha and surrounds | The Armidale Express




NO traffic on the Oxley Highway means businesses in and around Walcha have been severely hit by the lack of tourists and passersby. The highway could now be closed for up to three months because of numerous landslips, spelling more bad luck for business owners. Gingers Creek Roadhouse owner Gary Hartas said the situation was “disastrous” for his shop, which is smack-bang in the middle of the highway, following on from the huge bushfires and COVID pandemic. Eight out of the past 14 months his business’ doors have been closed. “This time last year, it was closed for two months with the fires, then we got going again but then COVID hit, then got going good but I got a fine from police for not following COVID directions because…

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