$150,000 for Tingha Gems

11th Nov 2020

The Tingha Gems Caravan Park has received a $150,000 State Government COVID-19 stimulus grant to redevelop amenities and buildings at the local tourist spot. Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said the stimulus funding will allow for upgrades to the amenities buildings and facilities to help improve the caravan park’s operations and encourage greater use by visitors.
As part of the redevelopment tiling work, new toilets and cisterns will be provided for the park’s amenities block and the park caretaker’s residence will be restumped and refurbished with a new kitchen and air conditioning. Extra concrete slabs will also be installed to provide more caravan parking sites as well as potential lighting improvements within the grounds.
Inverell Shire Council is in the process of taking on the role of Land Managers of the Tingha Gems Caravan Park. Inverell Shire Mayor Paul Harmon said council had a vision of increasing the accommodation options available at the caravan park to provide visitors with a welcoming and comfortable stay.
“The Tingha Caravan Park is a vital community asset, thanks to its bush appeal and location right next to Tingha’s popular swimming hole,” Cr Harmon said.
“Under Council’s management, planning will be undertaken to expand the accommodation options available to visitors to the area.