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'Building on previous managers' work'

New phase for Bordertown
park as council takes control

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TATIARA District Council in South Australia has decided to take over the running of Bordertown Caravan Park.

Operated under a lease agreement for many years, the council has negotiated early termination of the current arrangement so it can manage and administer the park itself.

Mayor Graham Excell said it was set on Crown land under the care and control of the council, which would explore opportunities, including external funding, for its revitalisation.

"The park is ideally located just off the Dukes Highway at the gateway to South Australia and the Limestone Coast," he explained.

"Over the years, it has become a popular accommodation option for those visiting the region, or having an overnight stop on the drive between Melbourne and Adelaide."

The council was pursuing different options for the running of the caravan park in the future.

"We are currently seeking applications from individuals interested in customer service, caretaker or cleaning roles at the caravan park but we are also exploring an alternative option where the park management may be fully contracted out," Cr Excell said.

"In the long term, we are looking at increasing the caravan park's capacity and appeal for visitors coming to the region.

"This is not just about providing a wide range of accommodation options for travellers to ensure the park’s long-term viability, it is also about the flow-on effects boosting our local region."

Cr Excell thanked current managers David and Amanda Petersen who have operated the park for the last 10 years.

"David and Amanda took over the lease for the caravan park in September, 2009, and in that time have welcomed many visitors from across the globe to the district," he said.

"But more than just a place for travellers, they have also created a home for permanent residents.

"In this new phase in the caravan park's life we will build on previous managers' work to ensure we have something for everyone to enjoy, where visitors can relax in comfort and explore all the Tatiara has to offer."


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