Council backs call for expressions of
Dungog moves to
meet pressure for
new purpose-built caravan park
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THE small country town of Dungog in the
Hunter Region of New South Wales may soon have its own purpose-built
Councillors endorsed a
motion from Mayor John
Connors calling for expressions of interest from people
interested in providing the community with
told councillors at their recent meeting that he is approached at least
once a month about the issue.
"COVID-19, the mountain bike facilities on the Dungog Common and the
publicising of bike trails within the shire have all increased the number
of visitors to Dungog," he said.
"With council still grappling with the infrastructure backlog, a
commercial arrangement with a private developer/operator would appear the
only available possibility."
The demand for caravan and camping facilities may have increased to now
make such a development commercially viable, councillors were told.
But, Cr Connors pointed out,
the council was not in a position to finance the building of a caravan
park and camping ground.
Councillors agreed that the
answer was to call for expressions of interest to see if was an
economically viable thing to do.
The facility would be built on council land.
Local resident Tom Boorer wrote to the local
newspaper saying the area, more than ever,
needed a caravan park.
"The town has been in great need of such a facility for many years, but
now with the numbers of folk converging on the district, all of them
looking for somewhere to stay overnight or the
weekend, the situation is urgent and growing,"
The only available camping ground within the town of Dungog is the local
showground which has been unable to provide general camping since
It is now being brought back into service, with fees for the 17 primitive
sites being collected electronically.
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