THE first stage of a $7 million improvement plan for Reflections
Holiday Parks Evans Head should be completed in time for Christmas
and the New Year.
Work will include installing
new cabins in line with the
accommodation launched at the group's Seal Rocks park earlier this year.
Expressions of interest are also being invited to get the popular kiosk at
Evans Head up and running again on a long-term tenure basis.
Reflections Holiday Parks chief executive Steve Edmonds said the staged
redevelopment at Evans Head commences the Plan of Management
formally adopted by the Minister for Primary Industries, Lands and Water
"This is an exciting time for the group as one of our points of difference
is highlighted in our Park Development Program, with the
introduction of new innovative cabins following environmentally
sustainable design principles.
to minimise impacts
"We offer inspiring holidays where the natural environment is the focus
and our new cabins, with their flowthrough to the outside, really take
advantage of the amazing surrounds of Evans Head."
The upgrades are initially focused in the Riverside Precinct with works
staged to minimise impacts on visitors.
The local community will still have access to the public reserve, with
future works (including new pathways from Oak Street down to the
waterfront reserve) designed to open up the area.
Mr Edmonds said the park improvements at Evans Head incorporated feedback
from community consultation via the Plan of Management Adoption
"It is also important to note that we are balancing the inclusion of our
environmentally sensitive cabins, with many camp sites still located
within the Riverside Precinct," Mr Edmonds said.
"Stage two and three of our park works will involve further upgrading of
sites and community facilities, improved pedestrian access and more
"We are also significantly investing in our North Coast parks at Jimmys
Beach, Forster Beach, Lennox Head, Shaws Bay and Clarkes Beach to ensure
our accommodation offerings meet the current demand and are in line with
or exceed industry standards.
"We are a not-for-profit body and are excited to give back to local NSW
communities by reinvesting our surpluses across all of our parks and
public recreational reserves to keep regional communities and visitors
enjoying these precious community assets."