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October 2017


Bells Bay Camping Ground

Bells Bay Camping Ground

Mayor congratulates fishing club

Bells Bay Camping Ground under caretaker control

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THE scenic Bells Bay Camping Ground near Toonumbar Dam in NSW is under caretaker management.

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 complete.

"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 future.


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