The city of Goulburn is open for business, with traffic expected to surge this weekend as the snow season kicks off.
A recent COVID-19 scare due to a traveller passing through has been handled positively by the community with increased testing and deep cleans of affected premises’ occurring. No positive cases of community transmitted COVID-19 have been found in NSW in the past two weeks.
Mayor Bob Kirk encouraged travellers to plan their scheduled break for Goulburn, and to consider heading into the CBD to see the growth of the City and work being done by the Council.
“Anecdotally we have heard that visitation has dropped to our region and our service centres at South and North Goulburn since the alert around the COVID case that visited Goulburn” said Mayor Kirk.
“We want to ensure that travellers know we are open for business and are COVID safe. Our community in large numbers have presented for testing, while affected businesses also shut to undergo deep cleans. It has been some time since NSW has had a case of community transmission, and in Goulburn we are lucky to have had no community transmitted cases since the start of the pandemic.”
Significant snow falls are forecast for the coming week across the state, with snow falling in the Snowy Mountains expected to top half a metre.
NSW has received a further boost this week, with the announcement of a one month extension to the NSW Government Dine & Discover initiative, allowing people to use all their vouchers eating out or trying a new activity this winter.
Goulburn is located on the Hume Highway corridor, two hours south of Sydney, and one hour from Canberra. Plan your visit to Goulburn by visiting www.goulburnaustralia.com.au