A holiday-haven on the banks of the Kiewa River will reopen once essential upgrades are complete, courtesy of a $2.1m Victorian State Government cash injection.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) closed Tawonga Caravan Park last month when the outgoing leaseholders confirmed they would not renew the lease.
“Upgrades at the site include the connection of the park’s septic system to the town’s main sewage system,” says DELWP Hume Regional Director, Clare Kierly.
Currently, the project is in its planning stage at Alpine Shire Council, with upgrades to other facilities also on the agenda.
“The park will remain closed until works are completed,” says Clare.
TAWONGA CARAVAN PARK, IMPORTANT TO THE COMMUNITY
Locals and holidaymakers feared the caravan park could close permanently with more than 4500+ petitioners voicing their concerns to the Alpine Shire Council and DELWP.
“DELWP recognises the important role the park plays both within the local community and the regional economy,” says Clare.
“[We are] working in partnership with Alpine Shire Council to deliver the works and reopen the park to the community.”
DELWP sourced the funds as part of the grant Victorian Government’s $2.7 billion Building Works Package.