Popular Oxley Highway riders’ rest stop Gingers Creek Bush Resort is struggling after bushfires closed the road a month ago with clean-up keeping it closed indefinitely.
Owner and Ducati Hypermotard rider Gary Hartas says the bushfires burnt down their accommodation (above), but the cafe is untouched.
“The shop is fine, just the accommodation down the back,” Gary says.
“The fires are still burning up the road. All the grass and highway around us is now burnt.
“The clean-up on the highway will take a while to clear up.”
So staff member Tiohnee Ford has started a GoFundMe page to support Gary while the road is closed and no income is coming in.
In the past coupe of days almost $2000 has been raised.
“Tomorrow (23 November 2019) will be a month that the highway has been shut,” Gary says.
“The RMS (Roads and Maritime Services) can’t give me an answer on when it will open.
Just abit of the Oxley this morning, don’t see it being open this week.
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“Maybe another month. I heard talk about even January.
“Losing lots, mate.”
We also asked the RMS and they could not give us an answer.
Meanwhile, the NSW Rural Fire Service website shows a bushfire still burning just south of Gingers Creek.
Motorbike Writer reader Ron Grant is a regular visitor to Gingers Creek after hitting the adventure trails in the area.
He says he is concerned that without an income it could be all over for the business.
“I am personally prepared to tip in some dollars to ensure it continues,” he says.
How about you?