Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, left, Uralla Shire Mayor Mick Pearce and General Manager Kate Jessep inspect the new barbecue facilities installed at the Queen Street Caravan Park.
Monday, 31 August 2020
A refurbishment of Uralla’s Queen Street Caravan Park will make the facility fit for the Royal Family, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing a $65,000 State Government grant to upgrade amenities throughout the popular accommodation venue.
Mr Marshall said internal improvements would ensure visitors continued to enjoy comfortable stay.
“Who needs Buckingham Palace when you can stay at the Queen Street Caravan Park in Uralla?” Mr Marshall said.
“This week alone 70 people stayed at the Uralla Shire Council-owned tourist park, using the affordable accommodation as a base to explore the natural and historical sites of the region.
“In order to continue accommodating such a large number of visitors Council will use this grant to improve access for vehicles and pedestrians by upgrading internal roads and footpaths.
“Improvements will be made to the onsite amenities while work will also be undertaken on the electrical services, ensuring the powered sites are safe and capable of providing the electricity needed to keep the lights on in a modern motorhome or caravan.”
Mr Marshall said upgrading the caravan park would deliver long-term economic benefits to the Uralla Shire.
“From the initial injection of employment as local tradies get to work on the roads and amenities to the ongoing flow of tourist dollars, this is just the project Uralla needs to recover from the drought and COVID-19,” he said.
“Located a block from Uralla’s bustling main street, the Queen Street Caravan Park will continue to play an important role in channelling visitors and dollars into local businesses.”
The Drought Stimulus Package has funded shovel ready infrastructure projects and emergency water security projects, putting cash into the economies of the state’s hardest hit drought areas as well as towns doing it tough.