A report said that to make Darlington Point a top tourist destination, grand plans are being made for its revival.
Murrumbidgee Council released the master plan to upgrade the Riverside Caravan Park by $9 million.
According to the report, the RV park would be completely remodeled with 15 new elevated cabins and a new reception. There would also be a river view deck, new landscaping, and general improvements throughout the site.
John Scarce, general manager of the Council, stated that the overhaul would create 30 jobs locally and bring more than $15 million to the local economy.
In the report, he also said that with the Altina Wildlife Park down the road and Whitton Malt House (and wineries nearby), the caravan park would make a great central hub for visitors to this area.
The report added that Ruth McRae, Murrumbidgee’s mayor, upgrading the caravan park was an opportunity to make the area an iconic tourist destination.
The new master plan is currently on a public exhibition on the Murrumbidgee Council website. Still, Mr. Scarce stated that the council is already looking at funding options for the ambitious project.
He said, “We are currently in for a $2.5 million grant from the federal government, and that council has an additional $3 million to match it.”
“If we receive that federal grant, we’ll be investing $5.5 million in the first stage of development within the next twelve months, if all goes well. From there, we can begin chipping away at other stages,” stated in the report.
The plan will remain on display until August 31, and submissions are accepted until September 14.