previous managers' work'
New phase for Bordertown
park as council takes
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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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