The bigger, better Riverside Holiday Park in Dimboola is open and ready for visitors, following a major redevelopment backed by the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford has officially declared the rejuvenated holiday park open following a $320,000 grant from the Labor Government towards the redevelopment from its Drought Response Package.
The Stage 2 redevelopment of the Riverside Holiday Park – formerly called the ‘Dimboola Caravan Park’ – was identified as a high priority by the Hindmarsh Shire Council.
The project is part of the Council’s long-term strategy to install 17 new cabins at the park, providing more accommodation options for travellers between Melbourne and Adelaide ensuring its long term viability.
The new redevelopment included:
- construction of five new two-bedroom cabins with dedicated mobility access
- plumbing and electrical works for new cabins
- landscaping surrounding the cabins.
In 2015, the Labor Government released a $27 million Drought Response Package to fund a range of measures including assistance packages, training, infrastructure and event funding, and other programs aimed at supporting and strengthening local communities.
Riverside Holiday Park is ideally situated beside the Wimmera River, just off the Western Highway in Dimboola.
It has become a popular accommodation option for those visiting the region, or having an overnight stop on the drive between Melbourne and Adelaide.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford
“The development of Riverside Holiday Park was identified as a high priority project for Hindmarsh Shire Council and will benefit tourists and the local economy.”
“Located on the beautiful Wimmera River, there is something for everyone to enjoy. With these new upgrades in place, visitors can relax in comfort and explore all that our Wimmera Southern Mallee region has to offer.”
“I congratulate the Hindmarsh Shire Council on its long-term vision to expand the holiday park – increasing its capacity and appeal for visitors coming to the region, with the flow-on effects boosting the local region.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020