The journey along Perricoota Forest Road to Perricoota Station will change dramatically with sealing works now complete to the entrance of one of the area’s major hospitality venues.
Murray River Council recently completed the 2km seal from Perricoota Road to the Perricoota Station entrance, with delivery spread out across the 2019-20 and 2020-21 financial years.
Mayor Cr Chris Bilkey said the upgrade from a dirt road to a bitumen sealed road will make a huge difference to travellers.
“Visitors and wedding guests to Perricoota Station will now be able to attend in their cars and special wedding vehicles without fear of doing any damage.”
“And even better, the sealed road offers a more reliable commute for residents further along, as well as trucks and staff heading into the State Forest,” he said.
The owner of Perricoota Station, Barry Clarke said the works will make a huge difference to people travelling along Perricoota Forest Rd.
“Since we moved here several years ago, we’ve been sealing all our internal roads to the facility to improve the experience for our visitors.”
“But now that the main road to the venue has been sealed, well, that really is the icing on the cake.”
“We’d like to give a special shout-out to the workers who chipped away at the improvements; we are so appreciative of council’s efforts,” Mr Clarke said.
Cr Bilkey said the sealing works will better connect Perricoota Station with the rest of Moama, cementing it is as a key tourist destination.
“We’re really pleased that this road work has been so positively received.”
“The owners have got big plans to get things happening with accommodation, restaurant and wedding services as they do their bit to encourage tourism business back to the area.”
“Any potential barriers an unsealed road might present have been removed, with the Station now better connected to all our other amazing tourism venues in Moama.”