$1.35 million for Crown land holiday park road upgrades
Crown land holiday parks in country NSW are set for a tourism boost with Reflections Holiday Parks to invest $1.354 million in road upgrades over the next 12 months.
The road upgrades will occur at holiday parks at Wyangala Waters, Grabine Lakeside, Lake Burrendong, Lake Glenbawn, Copeton Waters, Mookerawa and Lake Keepit, including resealing and road repairs to a substantial portion of their internal transport networks.
Minister for Lands and Water said the investments in better infrastructure would help attract more visitors to country NSW communities.
“Reflections Holiday Parks are a key driver of regional tourism in country NSW, which benefits small businesses and local jobs, from the local café, to shop owners, to tourism operators,” Mr Anderson said.
“Reflections’ 9 country parks attract around 178,970 visitors and $6.7 million in economic value each year, which is a great example of how Crown Land is utilised to support tourism and economic growth throughout regional NSW.”
Reflections Holiday Parks’ CEO Nick Baker said country parks are incredibly important to local communities as much-loved playgrounds and meeting places, and in helping to grow regional tourism.
“Nine of our 36 holidays parks are located in stunning country areas, attracting visitors to local communities and supporting local businesses and jobs,” Mr Baker said.
“We’re different to other holiday parks because we reinvest all profit back into Crown Land parks and reserves, including sustaining country parks that may not be profitable in their own right, but which are incredibly important to local communities.”
Reflections’ Regional Manager of Inland Parks, Leith Smith, said the road upgrades will improve the visitor experience, especially for an increasing number of guests who are investing in larger, heavier caravans.
“Caravans have changed a lot since our country parks were built several decades ago and are now longer and heavier with more features, and are also trickier to tow,” Mr Smith said.
“Improving park roads will make a big difference to our guests’ experience, and will take the stress out of reversing caravans into sites or navigating windy roads and rugged terrain.”
Reflections is Australia’s only social enterprise holiday park group, reinvesting profits into its Crown land sites throughout NSW for social and environmental good.
To book a Reflections holiday visit Reflections Holiday Parks.