'Living up to its name as a true rural tourism treasure'

Gems caravan park plans to add
more sparkle after $150,000 grant

Tingha Gems caravan park received $150,000 grant

Announcing $150,000 in funding for the Tingha Gems Caravan Park are (from left), NSW Crown Lands group leader Rodney O'Brien, park caretaker Craig Bright, Mr Marshall and Mayor Harmon.

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TINGHA Gems Caravan Park in NSW, a member of the Kui chain, is set to add some extra sparkle after a state government COVID-19 stimulus grant.

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has announced a $150,000 handout to redevelop amenities and buildings at the tourist park about 25km south of Inverell.

Mr Marshall said the funding would enhance facilities and the appeal of the accommodation venue.

"This is great news for the park and will help it live up to its name as a true rural tourism treasure," he said.

"This stimulus funding will allow for upgrades to the amenities buildings and facilities to help improve operations and encourage greater use by visitors."

Work would include tiling and new toilets and cisterns in the amenities block.

The caretaker's residence will be restumped and refurbished, including a new kitchen and air conditioning.

Extra concrete slabs will also be installed to provide more caravan parking sites as well as potential lighting improvements within the grounds.

"I expect that following these upgrades we will see more people choose the site as a cost-effective place to base themselves while they take in the sites and boutique shopping experiences that the Inverell Shire has to offer," Mr Marshall said.

Inverell Shire Council is in the process of taking on the role of the park's land managers.

Mayor Paul Harmon said the council visualised increasing accommodation options to provide visitors with a "welcoming and comfortable" stay.

"The Tingha Caravan Park is a vital community asset, thanks to its bush appeal and location right next to Tingha's popular swimming hole," he said.

"Under council's management, planning will be undertaken to expand the accommodation options available to visitors to the area.

"Recent infrastructure improvements at the park, such as a grey water system and fire protection have addressed health and safety matters, now it could benefit from having on-site cabins.

"This would open up Tingha to visitors that don't travel with their own self-contained accommodation."


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