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RIVER DRIVE CARAVAN PARK BRIGHTENS TOWN ENTRANCE

30/July/2021
CEO James Gott, Asset Engineer Manager Justin Fisher and Mayor Mark Nolan with all Councillors at the River Drive Caravan Park.

The upgrades to the River Drive Caravan Park in Innisfail have been completed, brightening the town entrance and available for use just in time for Far North Queensland’s busier tourist months.

Innisfail-bound travellers will now enjoy a better view, easier access to power, and improved     site access due to the renovations of the park, valued at over $215,000.

Planning and Regional Development portfolio holder, Councillor Nick Pervan, said that as it is situated at the southern end of Innisfail, the park is the first area you notice when driving into town.

“The Council has invested time and money into ensuring this facility is well above standards and has the necessary appeal to attract travellers to stop and spend time in the local area.”

“Funded through Works for Queensland, the upgrades included a refurbishment to the amenities block, vegetation management to facilitate views of the South Johnstone River, and upgrades to the camp kitchen, which provides a lovely, modern communal space for visitors to sit and relax.”

“The renovations also included replacement of a number of site slabs, modifications to the access road, and the installation of a visitor parking area. Solar power has also been installed lower the costs of running the park.”

“The caravan park has been open for six weeks and has already generated $25,000 and it is expected to go from strength to strength as more people visit and the good word spreads.”

The Council is dedicated to ensuring this facility remains competitive by collecting guest feedback through surveys and will consider this information to inform future investments.

To find out more about the park, or book your stay, call (07) 4061 2515 or visit  https://www.riverdrive.com.au.

This project was proudly funded by the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland in association with the Cassowary Coast Regional Council.

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