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Unit plan in Hindmarsh


Hindmarsh Shire Council plans to build six self-contained units at caravan parks in the municipali­ty after receiving a $650,000 boost to address an accommodat­ion shortage.

The council received the money as part of the State Government’s Regional Infrastruc­ture Fund to improve caravan parks in the Wimmerasou­thern Mallee.

Mayor Ron Ismay said constructi­on, installati­on and fit-out of up to six two-bedroom accommodat­ion units included three all-abilities access and three standard units.

“Funding for the inclusion of more self-contained accommodat­ion units will significan­tly enhance the potential to increase visitation to Hindmarsh Shire, thereby providing economic benefits to local businesses, tourism operators and the broader community,” he said.

Cr Ismay said the council proposed to install two standard units at Riverside Holiday Park Dimboola, all-ability units at both Jeparit and Rainbow caravan parks, and both an all-abilities and standard unit at Nhill Caravan Park.

“All of the new units will be six berth, self-contained, two bedroom units,” he said.

“The inclusion of a family unit at Jeparit is something the community has been asking for and by being an all-abilities unit it will increase the opportunit­y to attract more visitors to Jeparit.

“The new accommodat­ion unit at Rainbow will also be an all-abilities unit and along with the new change rooms will be part of the early stages of the redevelopm­ent of the park.

“We are excited to install an all-abilities unit at Nhill Caravan Park.

“With the installati­on of all-abilities cabins in Jeparit and Rainbow this will mean all caravan parks in Hindmarsh Shire will have all-abilities accommodat­ion options.”

Cr Ismay said the council planned to seek contractor­s for the design, constructi­on, installati­on and fit out of these units in the immediate future.

The council is also waiting on the outcome of another grant applicatio­n for additional accommodat­ion units in Dimboola, Jeparit and Rainbow.

Cr Ismay said the council was unsure when the outcome of the applicatio­n would be announced, but was confident it would be supported.

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