Announcing $150,000 in funding for the Tingha Gems Caravan Park yesterday, NSW Crown Lands Group Leader Rodney O’Brien, left, Caravan Park Caretaker Craig Bright, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and Inverell Shire Mayor Paul Harmon.
Friday, 6 November 2020
THE Tingha Gems Caravan Park will once again shine after Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announced a $150,000 State Government COVID-19 stimulus grant to redevelop amenities and buildings at the local tourist spot.
Mr Marshall said the funding would enhance facilities and the appeal of the accommodation venue.
“This $150,000 is great news for Tingha Gems Caravan Park and will help it live up to its name as a true rural tourism treasure,” Mr Marshall said.
“This stimulus funding will allow for upgrades to the amenities buildings and facilities to help improve the caravan park’s operations and encourage greater use by visitors.
“As part of the redevelopment tiling work, new toilets and cisterns will be provided for the park’s amenities block.
“The park caretaker’s residence will be restumped and refurbished with a new kitchen and air conditioning.
“Extra concrete slabs will also be installed to provide more caravan parking sites as well as potential lighting improvements within the grounds.
“I expect following these upgrades we will see more people chose the site as a cost-effective place to base themselves while they take in the sites and boutique shopping experiences that the Inverell Shire has to offer.”
Inverell Shire Council is in the process of taking on the role of Land Managers of the Tingha Gems Caravan Park.
Inverell Shire Mayor Paul Harmon said council had a vision of increasing the accommodation options available at the caravan park to provide visitors with a welcoming and comfortable stay.
“The Tingha Caravan Park is a vital community asset, thanks to its bush appeal and location right next to Tingha’s popular swimming hole,” Cr Harmon said.
“Under Council’s management, planning will be undertaken to expand the accommodation options available to visitors to the area.
“Recent infrastructure improvements at the park, such as a grey water system and fire protection have addressed health and safety matters, now it could benefit from having on-site cabins.
“This would open up Tingha to visitors that don’t travel with their own self-contained accommodation.”
The NSW Government has announced almost $40 million in Spring stimulus spending for regional communities across the State to improve infrastructure and help fight the economic and health impacts of COVID-19.