Creek Caravan Park: 'Not closing'
'It will be
business as usual'
Council to take over reins
of Tumbarumba park
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Valleys Council will soon manage the Tumbarumba Creek Caravan Park on the
south-west slopes of Australia's famous Snowy Mountains.
It will pick up the reins of the small, pet-friendly
and family-operated park in New South Wales when the current lease
agreement ends at the end of June.
Director of Assets and Infrastructure Matthew Christensen said that while
privately-owned cabins and assets were being removed or sold by the
vacating lessees, the park itself was not closing.
"Council is in the process of appointing an experienced temporary manager
to run the Tumbarumba Creek Caravan Park while further improvement works
are completed and we consider long term arrangements for the facility," he
"In the meantime it will be business as usual with the new lodges and
existing powered and unpowered camp sites still available for booking
after June 30."
He said the council's tourism team is managing the park's website and
bookings throughout the transition to ensure potential guests could make
reservations and continue patronising the park.
A compliance audit of the Batlow Caravan Park had recently been undertaken
and a prioritised schedule of upgrades developed, funded by a NSW
Government's Major Projects Infrastructure grant.
"Due to the extent of upgrades identified in the audit, the park will
fully close for the duration of works," Mr Christensen said.
"Council is working closely with the permanent residents of the park to
help secure alternate accommodation."
He said the council was developing a business case to consider its overall
strategy around all council caravan parks and how they would operate into
"Development of a business case for possible further investment and lease
options for council caravan parks will determine how these assets can be
developed into vibrant commercial entities that will support tourism and
employment growth in our region," he added.