Former Victorian opposition leader Matthew Guy says Melbourne will no longer be the restaurant and culture capital of Australia after the next weeks of lockdown.
Mr. Andrews on Sunday announced tentative dates for the easing of restrictions, should new case numbers remain low.
Melbourne metropolitan area will continue with its stage four lockdowns until at least September 28.
From September 28, if cases drop to between 30 and 50 on average across the 14 days, outdoor gatherings will be increased to five people.
“Melbourne is supposedly the restaurant and culture capital of Australia, that’s going to end in the next few weeks,"
Mr. Guy told Sky News host Sharri Markson. “We have a roadmap that is a dead end.
“Today should have been a plan for the premier to give us hope, to give us a light at the end of the tunnel that we’re getting on top of this thing and businesses have a chance to recover.
“Instead all we got is this egocentric premier- if there’s every more proof that he’s out of touch, today is it.
“Daniel Andrews didn’t talk to a single part of our business community before sorting out this plan.
“One in five Australian's live in the metropolitan area of Melbourne. “Here is a huge part of our economy suffering under this man’s poor leadership.”