More than $2.52 million is about to be spent by the Scenic Rim Regional Council on upgrades at Lake Moogerah Caravan Park and Camping Grounds.
The level of planned expenditure at the caravan and camping grounds was revealed by Mayor Greg Christensen when he announced a second funding win for the project.
A State Government Covid Unite and Recover Stimulus grant worth $2.028 million and a further $120,000 from Council will be used to:
• Install a water treatment system to treat raw dam water for the shower amenities;
• Upgrade the roads, footpaths and service areas;
• Replace the campers amenities block including the construction of a new camp kitchen; and
• Replace the day trippers amenities block.
The $380,360 for electrical upgrades to the 58 campsites will be funded through the recent win by Council of a Covid Works for Queensland grant.
Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said both the Covid Works for Queensland and the Unite and Recovery Community Stimulus packages were part of Queensland’s $6 billion economic stimulus plan, which was being rolled out across the State.
He said the two grants would provide jobs for more than 140 people who are directly or indirectly part of the Council. Cr Marshall Chalk said the Council-owned campground was well overdue for some major works that would bring the amenities and facilities up to a modern standard.
“We know how much families love to camp out here under the stars and enjoy this part of the Scenic Rim, so these changes are set to make a big difference to their enjoyment during their stay,” Cr Chalk said.
The first stages of the project would involve the electrical upgrade and the effluent disposal system.
This will be followed by the installation of a water treatment system to treat raw dam water.
Once that is completed the roads, footpaths and service areas would be upgraded as well as the campers amenities block.
The last stage would involve the replacement of the day trippers amenities block. Works are expected to begin this month and completed by end of June next year.
• On July 1 this year, Council reduced the number of potential camping sites from 450 to 57.