Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, left, Uralla Shire Mayor Michael Pearce and General Manager Kate Jessep inspect the completed upgrades at Uralla Caravan Park.
Monday, 27 September 2021
A PROJECT to restore the crown jewel of Uralla’s Queen Street, the caravan park, is now complete, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall inspecting upgraded amenities across the popular accommodation venue last week.
The project was funded by a $54,000 NSW Drought Stimulus grant last year.
Mr Marshall said the suite of improvements had made the council-owned caravan park fit for a ‘queen’.
“With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in regional NSW the ongoing flow of tourist dollars is just what Uralla needs to recover from the drought and pandemic,” Mr Marshall said.
“In order to accommodate modern caravans and motorhomes, Council has improved access for vehicles and pedestrians by upgrading internal roads and footpaths.
“The onsite amenities have received a fresh coat of paint and its storm water drainage renewed, while the electrical services have been updated to ensure powered sites are safe and capable of providing the electricity needs of campers.
“Finally, the all-important caretaker’s residence has been refurbished, to provide comfort for those who keep the park maintained.
“Located a block from Uralla’s bustling main street, the Queen Street Caravan Park is sure to continue to play an important role in channelling visitors and dollars into local businesses.”
Uralla Shire Mayor Michael Pearce said the Queen Street Caravan Park, tucked away in a bend of Rocky Creek, offered a quiet and restful place to stay for travellers only a block from the New England Highway.
“The improvements have really made it a much more comfortable place to stay, with new pathways, internal roads and an upgraded amenities block,” Cr Pearce said.
“The upgrades, together with the recent addition of the playground next door in Alma Park and camp kitchen, enhance the camping, caravan and motorhome experience for retirees and families visiting Uralla.
“The State Government’s Drought Stimulus funding has enabled Council to make improvements to the caravan park that will be popular with locals and travellers alike.”