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'Travellers will enjoy better view'

Caravan park brightens town's approach
following $215,000 refurbishment

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UPGRADES to a caravan park have brightened the approach to the rural town of Innisfail in Queensland, according to the local council.

Planning and Regional Development portfolio holder Nick Pervan said the River Drive Caravan Park was the first area people noticed when driving into town from the south.

"The council has invested time and money into ensuring this facility is well above standards and has the necessary appeal to attract travellers to stop and spend time in the local area," Councillor Pervan explained.

Completion of the work came just in time for Far North Queensland's busier tourist months.

The councillor said travellers would now enjoy a better view, easier access to power and improved site access due to the renovations, valued at over $215,000.

Funded through Works for Queensland, the upgrades included refurbishing the amenities block, vegetation management to improve views of the South Johnstone River and upgrades to the camp kitchen which now provides "a lovely, modern communal space for visitors to sit and relax".

"The renovations also included replacement of a number of site slabs, modifications to the access road and installation of a visitor parking area," Counciller Pervan said.

Solar power had also been installed to reduce the costs of operating the park.

"The park has been open for six weeks and has already generated $25,000 and it is expected to go from strength to strength as more people visit and the good word spreads," he added.

The council said it was dedicated to ensuring the facility remains competitive by collecting guest feedback through surveys.

This information would be considered in future investments.

The upgrade was funded by the Queensland Government's Works for Queensland in association with the Cassowary Coast Regional Council.


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