Tawonga Caravan Park future looks bright

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22 May 2020

Tawonga Caravan Park future looks bright

Council has welcomed an announcement by the Victorian Government to fund a $2.1 million upgrade to the Tawonga Caravan Park.

The popular caravan park, located on the banks of the Kiewa River, closed earlier this month.

Managed by the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) and run by a private operator, the park faced an uncertain future, due in part to wastewater management issues.

Alpine Shire Council Mayor Peter Roper said the funding is essential to reopen the park and will provide a valuable boost to the local economy.

“This is fantastic news – it will breathe new life into this popular caravan park, attract visitors to the region and help support our local businesses,” he said.

“This funding will allow Council to upgrade the park, take over the existing Committee of Management and source a private operator.

“There are on-site wastewater management constraints due to the area available and proximity to the river, so works to connect the park to reticulated sewer are a vital step.

“We will also be able to upgrade facilities and secure an operator to run the park, ensuring this important tourism destination remains a fantastic asset for the Kiewa Valley well into the future.”

Council will keep community and visitors informed on next steps and time frames.

  

ATTENTION DOG OWNERS: Wild Dog Trapping advice

The following advice was issued by DWELP for the week commencing 4th May 2020. DOG OWNERS PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

Just to let you know that Matt Beach (DELWP Ovens) will be undertaking wild dog trapping around Mt Beauty/Tawonga Sth/Tawonga next week. 

He will be setting soft leg traps on the edges of forest tracks and trails, right on the edge of town.  Some of the tracks/areas include: Simmonds Creek Road, Simmond Creek Track (runs from the end of Highland Court to Simmonds Creek Road), Vails Road area (forest section), Ryders Spur Track, Diggings Lane, and around some old dozer lines in the vicinity of Vails Hill, Hollands Hill and behind propertys in Tawonga and Tawonga South.

Some of the traps will be on the very edges of these tracks.  All appropriate signage will be in place.

Please do not walk your dog off leash in these areas.  If you have a dog on a leash, I suggest you walk in the middle of the track, and not let you dog sniff at the track edges.  Two domestic dogs were caught last year, when trapping occurred in similar areas.

This information is for you, and for passing onto people that you know, your networks, neighbours, friends etc etc.

For further information, please contact the DELWP office at Ovens – 57 311 222.