Yass Caravan Park will get a facelift after council decided to spend $200,000 upgrading the reception area of the park this financial year.
The new administration building upgrade is part of a wider plan to overhaul the entire park.
The first four stages of the upgrade are set to cost $200,000 each and, if necessary, further changes will be made.
Park manager Bronte Bowman said the news that his office was going to get a make-over was extremely welcome.
“There are only positives that can come out of this,” he said.
“It will obviously improve the parks image, anything spent at all is a bonus.”
Director of operations Simon Cassidy said the new office building is part of an ongoing strategy to improve the presentation and facilities of the caravan park.
“It will present a much better image of the park than the current office and provide improved facilities for the caravan park manager and his staff,” he told the Tribune.
He said further expansion may become important as the number of caravan travellers continues to grow.
Mayor Nic Carmody suggested starting the development as soon as possible and looking into the expansion while the first stages are in process.
He said cost wasn’t a huge issue as the caravan park makes money and any loan that is taken will be payed back through profits.
“We’ve got half a million dollars sitting in that reserve, let’s get stage one, two and three done immediately,” he said.
Council’s support for the park’s upgrade was unanimous and councillor Michael McManus said he and his colleagues should “think outside the square on this one”.
Cr McManus suggested that when the time comes to expand, they should utilise unused areas within the Victoria Park precinct.
He said if the park was to expand into the unused corners of the oval grounds it might be more cost effective.
While the reception building’s overhaul has the go ahead, there will be another report brought back to council about the potential for expansion or even development of a new park altogether.