Tim McLeod (second from left) with contractors
from APP and BMD at the Surf Beach site
changes in tourism market'
Kiama council spends millions on
Have your say
KIAMA Council in NSW
will invest more than $4 million upgrading its Surf Beach Holiday Park on
the South Coast this winter.
And as part of its long-term improvement strategy for council-owned
holiday parks, another $6 million will be spent on redesigning Werri Beach
Holiday Park starting in 2020.
"The changes at Surf Beach
Holiday Park, as with those planned at Werri Beach, will allow council's
parks to adjust to changes in the tourism market, thereby ensuring their
long-term future," the council said.
"The new design is intended to attract more grey nomads, handle the demand
from an increasing number of sporting and cultural events and the general
growth of tourism on the NSW South Coast."
Surf Beach Holiday Park will be closed during the upgrades, with work
expected to be completed in October.
The council said the park's
new design would provide modern, multipurpose facilities matched by
new and renovated cabins and sites.
There will be a new entry forecourt with entry lay-by and visitor car and
accessible car parking.
Electricity, water and sewerage services will be improved, cabins
renovated and 12 new ones provided.
Guests will enjoy a new resort-style pool and splash pad with ocean views
together with an expanded and renovated pool lounge.
There will be new and larger short-term sites in the flatter centre of the
park plus concrete slabs for all high-use, short-term sites.
The pool lounge will be an indoor/outdoor experience for fine and wet
weather, and will cater for groups such as caravan and sporting clubs and
family functions such as birthday parties.
There will be fewer caravan sites to allow for larger, flatter and more
easily accessed ones, matching the trend towards larger caravans.
The provision of an accessible cabin has been made possible thanks to
funding from the NSW Government.