Su­pe­rior cab­ins com­plete sec­ond stage

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page - BY ROBERT MUIR

Eight of the nine brand new homey cab­ins un­der con­struc­tion at Yar­ra­wonga Hol­i­day Park will be ready for their booked Christ­mas hol­i­day­mak­ers and most favourable com­ments are be­ing made about the four near the banks of the mighty Mur­ray River.

“I call them ‘The Su­pe­rior Cab­ins’ be­cause they’re more like a house than a cabin,” Yar­ra­wonga Hol­i­day Park Com­mit­tee of Man­age­ment mem­ber An­nalise Grin­ter told the Yar­ra­wonga Chron­i­cle.

“There’s a good size kitchen with oven, stove, dish­washer and plenty of cup­board space, an en­suite bath­room, gas log fire, laun­dry, two toi­lets. They’re thor­ough - prob­a­bly the big­gest in any car­a­van park in Yar­ra­wonga/Mul­wala.

“They’re prob­a­bly the pin­na­cle of car­a­van parks in Vic­to­ria. These cab­ins have got ev­ery­thing you could ask for.”

Lo­cated some 15 me­tres from the river’s banks, the view is stun­ning look­ing across the lawned bar­be­cue area with plenty of seat­ing.

An­nalise, who works at Seam­less Con­sult­ing in Yar­ra­wonga, is well qual­i­fied to make such re­marks about the cab­ins, the largest of which are 16.5m long x 6.6m wide. She is a car­a­van park con­sul­tant and was the driv­ing force be­hind the cab­ins’ de­sign and the de­vel­op­ment be­ing un­der­taken by Kennedy Builders.

“We in­vited lo­cal builders and Kennedy Builders won the ten­der,” An­nalise ex­plained. “The build­ings are fab­u­lous. They have done a won­der­ful job.”

Kennedy Builders’ site su­per­vi­sor Matt Irvine de­scribed the cab­ins as “a fan­tas­tic idea and good for the park”. “It’s very sat­is­fy­ing the way they’ve come up. The cab­ins are light­weight deluxe cladding, quite so­phis­ti­cated and make for very com­fort­able liv­ing,” he said.

Chair­man of the Yar­ra­wonga Hol­i­day Park Com­mit­tee of Man­age­ment Ge­off Camp­bell said he is “very happy with the way park’s com­ing to­gether”. “An­nalise has been a tremen­dous com­mit­tee per­son,” the com­mit­tee chair­man for some 20 years added.

Two of the four su­pe­rior cab­ins clos­est to the Mur­ray River are dis­abil­ity-friendly cab­ins. Two other high class cab­ins are lo­cated fur­ther along in the park while three be­hind the line of four fac­ing the river are smaller, and de­scribed by An­nalise as “small mo­tel units”. “Eight will be ready by Christ­mas and the last one by Fe­bru­ary,” she said, “with the cost about $1 mil­lion then some land­scap­ing.”

Con­struc­tion of the nine cab­ins and re­lo­ca­tion of eight smaller cab­ins pre­vi­ously on the site near the river is the sec­ond stage of a five stage mas­ter plan. The $2 mil­lion Stage One was the splash­park ($M1), all abil­i­ties play­ground area ($500,000) and $500,000 to ex­ist­ing kitchen and sur­rounds (all for hol­i­day­mak­ers only) which was of­fi­cially opened in Novem­ber 2016.

“Those shifted cab­ins are 12 years old and the mar­ket’s moved up a bit,” An­nalise said. “With our splash­park and play­ground area, it’s be­come more of re­sort style ac­com­mo­da­tion where you can live quite com­fort­ably.

“We are al­ready booked out with the cab­ins for Christ­mas and Easter. The de­mand is high for these.

“We are proud of what’s been done in the last 12 months with $3 mil­lion of our own into the car­a­van park. In fact, over the last 18 months with all the cap­i­tal works at the park the fig­ure is closer to $4 mil­lion.

“The com­mit­tee is cur­rently work­ing on a part­ner­ship with Yar­ra­wonga/Mul­wala Tourism that should see the park com­mit­tee of man­age­ment con­tinue to boost tourism for all busi­nesses in Yar­ra­wonga and Mul­wala.

“We are most proud of the fact that the ma­jor­ity of work that has been done in the park has been by peo­ple who live and work in our com­mu­nity.”

An­nalise Grin­ter in the lawned bar­be­cue area a few me­tres from the new cab­ins and a few me­tres from the Mur­ray River.

Com­mit­tee of Man­age­ment mem­ber An­nalise Grin­ter and site su­per­vi­sor Matt Irvine in front of four of the new cab­ins.

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