Almost $7 Million invested in holiday park improvement program

< Date: 06 August 2018

Almost $7 million is being invested at Reflections Holiday Parks Evans Head to commence the first stage of the park’s improvement program.

The program will include new cabin installations in line with the accommodation launched at the group’s Seal Rocks park earlier this year.

An Expression of Interest to get the popular kiosk at Evans Head up and running again has also gone live seeking to offer a long-term tenure on the kiosk’s management.

Reflections Holiday Parks CEO Steve Edmonds said the Trust would invest almost $7 million into the first stage of the park’s redevelopment which will be completed in time for the Christmas and New Year period.

“The staged redevelopment process at Evans Head commences the Plan of Management formally Adopted by the Minister for Primary Industries, Lands and Water in April 2016,” Mr Edmonds said.

“This is an exciting time for the group as one of our points of difference is highlighted in our Park Development Program, with the introduction of new innovative cabins following Environmentally Sustainable Design principles.

“We offer inspiring holidays where the natural environment is the focus and our new cabins with their flow through to the outside, really take advantage of the amazing surrounds of Evans Head.”

The upgrades at Evans Head are initially focused in the Riverside Precinct with works staged to minimise impacts on visitors. The local community will still have access to the public reserve, with future works (including new pathways from Oak Street down to the waterfront reserve) designed to open the area up.

Mr Edmonds said the park improvements at Evans Head incorporates the feedback from community consultation via the Plan of Management Adoption process.

“It is also important to note that we are balancing the inclusion of our environmentally sensitive cabins, with many camp sites still located within the Riverside Precinct.” Mr Edmonds said.

“As per community feedback, Stage Two and Three of our park works will involve further upgrading of sites and community facilities, improved pedestrian access and more integrated landscaping.

“We are also significantly investing in our North Coast parks at Jimmys Beach, Forster Beach, Lennox Head, Shaws Bay and Clarkes Beach to ensure our accommodation offerings meet the current demand and are in line with or exceed industry standards.

“We are a Not-for-Profit and are excited to give back to local NSW communities by reinvesting our surpluses across all of our parks and public recreational reserves to keep regional communities and visitors enjoying these precious community assets.”

Visit www.reflectionsholidayparks.com.au to view the Adopted Plan of Management for the Evans Head.

For more information on the Expression of Interest for the Evans Head Kiosk, visit www.tenders.nsw.gov.au.