Caravan Parks Undergo Change
Published on 11 June 2019
Snowy Valleys Council will take over management of the Tumbarumba Creek Caravan Park when the current lease agreement ends at the end of June.
Council’s Director of Assets and Infrastructure Matthew Christensen said that while privately owned cabins and assets are being removed or sold by the vacating lessees, the caravan park itself is not closing.
“Council is in the process of appointing an experienced temporary manager to run the Tumbarumba Creek Caravan Park while further improvement works are completed and we consider long term arrangements for the facility,” he said.
“In the meantime it will be business as usual with the new lodges and existing powered and unpowered camp sites still available for booking after June 30”.
“Council’s tourism team are managing the caravan park’s website and bookings throughout the transition to ensure potential guests can make reservations and continue to patronise the park”.
A compliance audit of the Batlow Caravan Park has recently been undertaken and a prioritised schedule of upgrades for the park has been developed funded by a NSW Government’s Major Projects Infrastructure grant.
“Due to the extent of upgrades identified in the audit, the Batlow Caravan Park will fully close for the duration of works,” Mr Christensen said.
“Council is working closely with the permanent residents of the park to help secure alternate accommodation”.
Mr Christensen says Council is developing a business case to consider its overall strategy around all Council caravan parks and how they will operate into the future.
“Development of a business case for possible further investment and lease options for Council caravan parks will determine how these assets can be developed into vibrant commercial entities that will support tourism and employment growth in our region.”