breathe new life into park, says mayor
Council welcomes Victoria Government's
$2.1 million for Tawonga park upgrade
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VICTORIA'S Alpine Shire Council has
welcomed news that the State Government will fund a $2.1 million
upgrade at Tawonga Caravan Park.
Located on the banks of the Kiewa River at the foot of Mt Bogong 300km
north east of Melbourne, the 125-site park closed earlier this month.
It is managed by the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning and
run by a private operator.
The park faced an uncertain future, due in part to wastewater management
Mayor Peter Roper said the funding was essential to reopen the park and
would provide a valuable boost to the local economy.
"This is fantastic news," he said.
"It will breathe new life into this popular caravan park, attract visitors
to the region and help support our local businesses."
Cr Roper welcomed the funding which would allow the council to upgrade the
park, take over the existing committee of management and source a private
"There are on-site wastewater management constraints due to the area
available and proximity to the river, so works to connect the park to
reticulated sewer are a vital step," he said.
"We will also be able to upgrade facilities and secure an operator to run
the park, ensuring this important tourism destination remains a fantastic
asset for the Kiewa Valley well into the future."
He said the council would keep the community and visitors informed on the
next steps and time frames.
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