Craig and Rebel, left, with
Mr Marshall at the site where the new
communal undercover barbecue area will be built.
Funding 'a real
shot in the arm'
lands $47,000 state government grant
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TINGHA Gems Caravan Park in NSW, a member of the Kui chain of caravan
parks, has been awarded a $47,250 government grant to help finance a
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall called in to visit Tingha’s hidden
gem to announce the news.
The money will come from the NSW State Government's Crown Reserve
Mr Marshall was welcomed to the park by live-in caretakers and managers
Craig and Rebel Bright, who were keen to get the work underway and ready
in time for the end-of-year break.
"This funding will be a real shot in the arm for Tingha and allow us now
to get essential amenities upgraded and increase visitation," Mrs Bright
"We have a lot of plans to improve visitor experience at the park and this
funding will be a big project ticked off and allow us to build a new
communal barbecue area as well as refresh the existing amenities and make
them more appealing.
"Tingha is a great place for a break and the new amenities will make it
Mr Marshall commended the Brights for their management at the park, which
is a Crown Reserve Trust-managed facility.
"Rebel and Craig are doing a terrific job at the caravan park – continuing
to improve the amenity of the park and its visitor numbers – and I look
forward to visiting once the upgrades have been made," he said.
"The caravan park in Tingha is really is a hidden gem and ideally
located as a jump off point to other major destinations such as Copeton Dam,
Gwydir River, Green Valley Farm, Inverell Transport Museum as well as
enjoying fishing, birdwatching, hiking and fossicking right in Tingha.
"I'm pleased to see the State Government getting behind Tingha again
and helping this park to upgrade facilities and increase revenue in the
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