More than $575,000 in repair and upgrade work will be undertaken to the Menindee Lakes Caravan Park to ensure it can continue to service both locals and visitors to the area.
The work, which is due to start on Monday next week, will be undertaken by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Crown Lands which manages the park.
A $235,000 injection from the COVID-19 stimulus program is being supported by budget allocations from the department to see more than $575,000 in maintenance and improvement works that have been identified.
Work will include:
- Repairs to buildings and upgrades to plumbing infrastructure and fire safety equipment as well as demolition of old buildings and safe removal of asbestos.
- A new water supply system will be installed throughout the park including new water pipes, taps and connections. A new septic system will also be installed.
- Electrical upgrades will include replacement of power outlet heads, upgrades to switchboards and other work.
Menindee Lakes Caravan Park, which is located on a Crown land reserve on the eastern shores of Lake Menindee, was brought under the management of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Crown Lands in August 2020.
The caravan park was established in the early 1960s and is a popular weekend recreational area for residents of the Broken Hill region with its caravan, camping and cabin accommodation in a stunning outback location.
The repair and upgrade work will give the park a boost by ensuring Far West residents can access improved facilities while supporting the park’s appeal as an accommodation destination for the Menindee Lakes region.
The department has been liaising with caravan owners at the site about a required temporary closure of the park from 15 February 2021 to 16 April 2021 to allow the upgrade work to occur.
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the COVID-19 stimulus program was upgrading facilities while supporting local economies.
“The COVID-19 stimulus program has been designed to support communities that have been navigating extremely challenging conditions,” Minister Pavey said.
“Projects like this are being funded to create work for regional businesses and tradies and they bring in customers and tourists to boost the local economy in regional areas.”