THE INVERLOCH Big 4 Holiday Park has purchased two large commercial generators amid fears of summer power outages throughout Gippsland and Victoria.
Co-owner Adrian Edwards said they park spent close to $80,000 on the generators to be sure he can cater for the large number of summer guests that frequent the park.
“We have more than 250 sites that at full capacity can hold 1000 people and with each cabin having a split system air conditioner and powered sites for caravans, I want to be sure my guests are looked after.
“But it’s much more than just the accommodation, the boom gates are all power operated and the computers in the office to manage bookings as well as the safari splash zone for the kids, no power would be a nightmare during our peak period.”
Shadow Minister for Energy David Southwick inspected the generators on Tuesday, slamming Premier Daniel Andrews for not having considered the effects the closing of the power stations would have on the community.
“Daniel Andrews had no back up plan for this, local businesses are being forced to spend $80,000 to $150,000 just be sure that they have enough power to get them through. It’s a disgrace and it never should have happened.”
The generators are a precautionary measure taken by the park but after experiencing power outages in the recent spurt of warm weather Adrian expects the generators will be switched on at some point in the upcoming holiday season.