Flashback: the storm-wrecked park in 2013
Lengthy road to
Tourism grant helps park
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A CARAVAN park on the banks of Lake Mulwala in NSW is set to become
more disabled-friendly, thanks to a $104,561 federal government grant.
The money will go towards providing a special
cabin and playground for the disabled at the newly-built DC on the Lake
holiday park, which was devastated by a tornado almost five years ago.
The grant was announced by local MPs Sussan Ley and Greg Aplin.
The park has received funding to support a $200,000 project for cabin
accommodation and an all-access playground at its site on the banks of the
State member for Albury Mr Aplin said the financial support came from the
2017/18 round of the Tourism Demand-Driver Infrastructure program, a
Commonwealth-funded initiative administered by the State Government to
support tourism projects that drive demand and increase local tourism
The grant will be matched by the park owners and will help bolster tourism
"I'm delighted to announce funding to support the next stage of the DC on
the Lake project which will enable the construction of a fully accessible
cabin and stage one of an all-access playground including pathways,
landscaping, shaded areas and barbeque facilities," Mr Aplin said.
"DC on the Lake provides a unique tourism experience in the region and
this project will improve the quality of that experience and attract more
Member for Farrer Ms Ley said the project was another step in a lengthy
road back for the park since the 2013 storm.
She congratulated park owner Craig O’Callaghan and his team on the work
they were doing at the park.
"The all-ability features being installed just shows the lengths they are
going to, ensuring it remains a first class tourist venue for Mulwala and
the region," she said.
Mr O’Callaghan said the playground, expected to open in July, would be
"more for guests" than the general public.
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