Small businesses on the South Coast are set to benefit from a $3.89 million upgrade of the Bermagui Reflections Holiday Park, which will bring new visitors to the region over the Christmas holiday period.
Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson said eight new cabins have arrived at the beach-side park and are being fitted out in preparation for visitors to move in and enjoy over the summer holidays.
“In 2022 the NSW Government provided Reflections with a $28 million loan to improve facilities at its Crown land holiday parks and help boost regional tourism, so it’s great to see infrastructure upgrades in Bermagui,” Mr Anderson said.
Reflections Holiday Parks. CEO Nick Baker said more NSW and interstate visitors can now enjoy the magnificent scenery of Bermagui and the Sapphire Coast, like the award-winning Blue Pool and Horse Head Rock, while providing essential support to local small businesses.
“Reflections Bermagui welcomes more than 52,000 visitors each year, contributing almost $2 million to the region’s economy. This upgrade will attract about 20,000 more visitors, injecting a further $1 million into the local economy each year,” Mr Baker said.
“Reflections’ purpose is to maximise the economic and social benefit for the local community, so we don’t build restaurants or resorts within our parks. Instead, we encourage our guests to support local cafes, restaurants, shops and tour operators, and get to know the wonderful people and natural treasures that make Bermagui so special.”
Reflections’ $3.89 million upgrade of their Bermagui facility includes:
-Eight new cabins, Extra parking for guests, including 10 metre driveways to accommodate vehicles and boats.
-Upgrades to the stormwater system and retaining walls.
-The refurbishment of three existing cabins with new flooring, decks and bigger bathrooms.
-Four new concrete pad sites and four new synthetic turf sites with toilets and shower ensuites for caravanning and camping.
Regional NSW businesses have delivered the project, with the cabins manufactured by Armidale-based Uniplan Group and featuring artwork from a nationally renowned Aboriginal artist and local business owner, Cheryl Davison, exploring South Coast creation narratives and family stories which have been passed down to her.
Reflections is Australia’s only social enterprise holiday park group, reinvesting profits into Crown Land sites throughout NSW for social and environmental good
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Images: Reflections Holiday Parks