A $2.7 million facelift of the Tumbarumba Creek Caravan park will see group accommodation upgraded, an increase in sites from 56 to 99, an upgrade to the park's entry including relocation of the vehicle entry, boom gates, fencing and signage and improvements to the park reception and residence.
The park will also receive significant upgrades in infrastructure including new internal roads, sewer, water, stormwater and fire services.
Park users will be able to enjoy improved communal facilities including three new barbeques and sinks, a brand new playground, three fire pits and three camp kitchen/amenity buildings. Renovations will be undertaken on the existing camp kitchen and amenities.
The major redevelopment by council comes after a successful funding application through the Stronger Regions Fund in 2016 by the former Tumbarumba Shire Council.
The Federal Government has provided funds worth $1.037 million towards the project. Council has allocated a further $1 million and the remainder of the upgrade will be funded in partnership with the current lessee who will invest in new cabins and ensuite facilities, as well as undertake renovation work on existing cabins.
The full upgrade will achieve a high standard tourist park for the region which will impact positively on the region's industry and tourism offer and will be beneficial to the local businesses in Tumbarumba and the wider region.