Investing in tourism means more jobs across Victoria and will decentralise our population.
That’s why a Liberal Nationals government will contribute $1 million to the refurbishment of Tallangatta Lakelands Caravan Park.
A Matthew Guy-led government would invest in master planning, civil works, the creation of ensuite cabins and waterfront villas as well as additional and upgraded caravan and camping sites.
The amenities of the site would be enhanced with the addition of a jumping pillow, playground, camp kitchen and roadways.
The need to invest in the park’s accommodation and facilities was identified in the Tallangatta Tomorrow study in 2012 and a Liberal Nationals Government funded Tallangatta Holiday Park Planning Study was completed in 2014.
Despite the Victorian Government owning the land and it being managed by Goulburn Murray Water, Labor has neglected the park for four years and have failed to meet the expectations of the community.
The redevelopment of the Tallangatta Holiday Park presents an exciting opportunity for the Towong Council and the broader community – it is a key to creating jobs, driving year-round visitation and economic opportunities.
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Tourism, Heidi Victoria:
“This park is in a picture perfect location but has simply failed to keep pace with a changing market.
“Bill Tilley has fought for this project to be in our first budget – he sees the potential, the experts see the potential and a Liberal Nationals Government will deliver with this investment.”
Comments attributable to Liberal member for Benambra, Bill Tilley:
“This project will bring year-round visitation and the potential for other businesses to piggy back off its success.
“The caravan park is a hidden gem — close to the centre of town, cafes and supermarket and full of potential that will now be realised.”
Comments attributable to Towong Mayor Aaron Scales:
“Council appreciates the support Mr Tilley has provided to Towong Shire and welcomes the commitment by the Victorian Coalition of $1 million in funding to upgrade to the Tallangatta Holiday Park.
“Once complete it will provide premium caravan park facilities providing the perfect accommodation destination for visitors to the Upper Murray.”
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