The launch of a statewide strategic plan to boost holiday parks on Crown land took place this week, with hopes the Wyangala Waters Park near Wyangala Dam will benefit from a planned boost in regional tourism.
The NSW Government has announced a $28 million loan to the Reflections Holiday Parks Group, to be used across 37 holiday parks, to invest in capital upgrades to support the rollout of its new 2030 Strategic Plan.
“Wyangala Waters is a tourism gem and one of 37 iconic holiday parks managed by Reflections on Crown land across NSW,” Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said.
“Our local park at Wyangala Dam attracts over 20,000 guests each year with outdoor attractions like fishing, water-skiing and bushwalking and accommodation ranging from cabins, cottages and bungalows to powered and unpowered camping sites.”
“Our region stands to prosper from further promotion of local events and outdoor activities, investment in park assets, and development of Aboriginal cultural experiences that can also benefit local Aboriginal communities and businesses.”
“The Reflections strategic plan aims to provide high quality affordable holidays that make the most of the great outdoors to bring families and tourists back to nature.”
Reflections Holiday Parks CEO Nick Baker said the strategic plan backed by the NSW Government will support the group’s goal to generate $214 million in economic value for NSW annually by FY2030 through boosted tourism, with profits reinvested into parks, better facilities and supporting local communities.
“As a profit for purpose Crown Land Manager, Reflections is focused on being a leader in nature-driven escapes and we can’t wait for our guests and visitors to get out to our parks and swap screen time with green time,” Mr Baker said.