Mayor congratulates fishing club
Bells Bay Camping Ground under
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THE scenic Bells Bay Camping Ground near Toonumbar Dam in NSW is under
Kyogle Fishing Club has taken over on behalf of WaterNSW,
current owner of the site.
This follows extensive discussions between WaterNSW, Kyogle Shire Council
and Kyogle Fishing Club to ensure the grounds remain open as a key and
valuable tourism asset for the region following the sudden departure of
the previous lessee.
"I am very pleased to see this matter progressed and to have an outcome
which will benefit the community and visitors alike," Kyogle Shire Council
Mayor Danielle Mulholland said.
"Toonumbar Dam is a feature of our region and to see it utilised more
fully is an exciting prospect.
"Congratulations to the Kyogle Fishing Club for taking this on and I wish
them every success."
WaterNSW is reviewing options for the long-term management of the
Toonumbar Dam area and recreational sites.
The review process is expected to take between six to 12 months to
"WaterNSW has listened to community and local government concerns,
understands the importance of the camping ground and remains committed to
providing public access to the dam area and recreational sites while the
review takes place," WaterNSW executive manager (system operations and
asset maintenance) Adrian Langdon said.
The camping ground will remain open on all school and public holidays.
Outside of holiday periods, operating hours during summer will be from 6am
Friday to 7.30pm Sunday.
Kyogle Fishing Club will be responsible for all bookings and information
about the Bells Bay Camping Ground.
They can be contacted on 0459 383 498 or you can email
for any enquiries about the grounds and fees.
Meanwhile, Toonumbar Waters Retreat is unavailable for public use.
The site has been secured and will remain closed for the foreseeable
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