Sod turning marks commencement of Mingo Crossing Caravan Park Upgrade
The commencement of the Mingo Crossing Caravan Park Upgrade project was celebrated on Friday, 14 September with an official sod turning ceremony on site.
This $2.5M upgrade is being jointly funded through the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions program ($1.25M) and North Burnett Regional Council ($1.25M).
Mayor Rachel Chambers thanked the Queensland Government for its co-contribution and acknowledged that the project will enhance the North Burnett regions tourism destination and hero experiences whilst increasing tourism revenue for the local economy.
“The project will see the addition of nine powered sites, establishment of six glamping sites, a second amenities block to allow for increase in caravan park patrons and to provide day users public amenities, inclusion of camp kitchen, development of day users parking area near the existing boat ramp, installation of a play-ground, and development of open river space along the north east edge of the river for an additional 40 camping sites,” Mayor Chambers said.
“The expansion of the Mingo Crossing Caravan and Recreation Area will ensure the facility meets current and future tourism demands. The economic benefits the project will bring to the region will be significant to the tourism economy and provide long term employment opportunities as well as potential mobile micro-business opportunities such as pop up cafes, boat repairs and water sport activities.”
The Mingo Crossing Caravan Park Upgrade project is scheduled for completion prior to the end of January 2019.
For further information regarding the project please contact Council’s Strategy, Innovation and Assets team on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC).
This project is proudly supported by the Queensland Government and North Burnett Regional Council.