“People aren’t spending.”
“Retail has plummeted by 75%.”
“Our bills just can’t be paid.”

This is the harsh reality of life on the NSW South Coast, in the wake of the region’s catastrophic bushfires.

Travis Radford’s social media posts kept Central News followers up to date at the peak of the crisis in Eden and even prompted fellow student Alex Turner-Cohen to write a story about his evacuation for news.com.au.

Now Travis has spoken to cash-strapped locals ahead of what should have been a busy and profitable Australia Day long weekend.