New amenities block for Shellharbour Beachside Tourist Park

9/06/2017
 
A new amenities block at Shellharbour Beachside Tourist Park will be officially opened at 3pm today, Friday, 9 June.

Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba will cut the ribbon with Department of Industry - Lands and Forestry Manager South Coast Area, Jeremy Corke.

The new facility features modern shower and toilets, parents’ room, disabled toilet and laundry. 

It replaces the previous block which was approximately 30 years old, and is part of Council’s three-year plan to update the park’s infrastructure. 

Other recent renewal projects at the tourist attraction include a new camp kitchen, eight new beach huts, Wi-Fi and upgrades to all cabins and cottages.

Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba said the new amenities block was another excellent example of Council’s commitment to infrastructure renewal and tourism.

“Council has operated the park for more than 40 years and regards it as a vital part of our tourism industry,” Cr Saliba said.

“The previous amenities block was in need of replacing after many years of servicing guests.

“It is wonderful to now have a modern facility that better caters to disabled visitors and parents.

“The new facility will greatly enhance the holiday experience of visitors to our city.”

Shellharbour Beachside Tourist Park is popular with visitors, with more than 11,500 guests in the past 12 months, representing an 80 per cent occupancy rate.

The park has134 sites of which 11 are cabins and cottages, 75 tourist van sites and 48 holiday van sites. 

Minister for Lands and Forestry Paul Toole said in 2016/17 the NSW Government allocated $17.8 million to fund 460 improvement projects across the state through the Public Reserve Management Funding (PRMF) program. 
 
“Shellharbour’s Tourist Park received around $1 million in PRMF loan funding for major improvements to the facilities, including the amenities block,” Mr Toole said. 
 
“I’m pleased the NSW Government has been able to support the Council in improving this fantastic site for locals and visitors to the region to enjoy.”

For more information contact Council’s Media Officer on 4221 6038 or 0448 361 008.