Wellington Shire launches local shopping campaign
Motorists will notice a new marketing campaign by the Wellington Shire encouraging Gippslanders to support local businesses.
The words Buy Local have been added to the Shire's entry and exit road signs on the Princes Highway.
Wellington Shire Mayor Cr Alan Hall understands online shopping is a reality but hopes residents will begin to focus more locally.
"Even more important is that people recognise and support their local businesses.
"I've be known to say on lots of occasions: browse globally but buy locally.
You can have a good look around the world and see what's going on but then pop into your local shop and see what they've got, and support them."