Msrshall surveys the reserve
"Great way to
Grant could give reserve power to be number one
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IT IS hoped a
$29,900 government grant will help turn a public reserve in NSW into a
popular attraction for grey nomads.
THE Gurley Public Recreation Reserve could become the number one
accommodation venue in the district for caravans, according Northern
Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.
The State Government handout will be used to improve power supply at the
Mr Marshall said the Reserve Trust had been working hard to make the
ground more caravan-friendly to attract more people to stay.
"he Gurley Public Recreation Reserve is the social heart of the community
and has so much to offer when it comes to affordable accommodation for
grey nomads travelling up and down the Newell Highway," he said.
"This grant, made available through the NSW Crown Reserves Improvement
Fund, will support the trust in installing underground power lines and
increasing the number of power outlets at the ground to five camping
The latest figures show the average length of stay in the region for
visitors is about 2.6 nights, with an average spend of
"Last year tourism injected $65 million into the Moree Plains Shire
economy and through developments like this it would be great to see more
of that money being shared to communities like Gurley," Mr Marshall said.
Gurley Public Recreation Reserve Trust president Karen Munn said the
installation of power outlets would help raise valuable revenue for the
"Since 2016 the trust has been trying to improve the amenities and
encourage more visitors to stay in town," she said.
"With no sign of the drought breaking, the tourist dollar is becoming more
and more important to keeping little communities like ours afloat.
"The Trust sees camping as a great way to raise funds for the upkeep and
maintenance of the grounds and if we can capture a larger share the
visitor dollar by providing a couple of extra camping spots then that is a
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