The Australian Capital Territory has seen a dramatic decline in its tourism industry since last year’s devastating floods.
With no infrastructure to speak of and a flood-affected community devastated by the floods, many travellers and business owners are struggling to keep the lights on and running.
A number of small business owners and people in the tourism industry have been trying to figure out how to rebuild after the devastating floods, with some even turning to crowdfunding for help.
Some have even set up a crowdfunding website for the rebuilding effort, hoping to raise $10,000 for repairs to the businesses and businesses across the region.
“We are going through a period of rebuilding and the community is still hurting and in a bad way,” tourism industry consultant Mark Blyth told news.com.au.
“This is going to take a while to rebuild, but the community needs to come together and support it.”
Blyth said many businesses in the area were struggling to stay open as a result of the flooding.
“It is going through an awful time,” he said.
“Some people have closed down and they are not sure what’s going to happen next.”
Brynden said he was hoping to see some small business people start their own businesses, and open up their own stores.
“I am a bit more optimistic now because I know the local businesses are going to reopen and I know there are people who are willing to put up money,” he told newscom.australia.com.
“I would like to see businesses opening up and opening up their doors and giving people a chance to come here and have a go and see what’s there and how they are going.”‘
This is a nightmare’Some businesses in Lyttelton, near the town of Yambuku, have closed because of the floods.
A group of young men were on a camping trip on Sunday when the floods hit.
“You could see it all up in the sky,” a man from Lyttlton said.
The floodwaters destroyed most of the property in Lyott, and caused severe flooding and landslides.
“The house itself was completely washed away.
It was a total loss,” a neighbour said.
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