Newly upgraded accommodation facilities at Ardrossan Caravan Park on the Yorke Peninsula are set to boost tourism in the vibrant coastal town.
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the luxury style duplex cabins, which opened today, will encourage more people to visit and extend their stay in the iconic region.
“These new cabins, featuring double bedrooms, self-contained bathrooms, open plan living areas and kitchenettes, offer disability-friendly access and accommodation for up to six guests per cabin,” Mr Ramsey said. “I am very pleased the Building Better Regions Fund has been able to contribute $75k of the total project cost of $154k.
“The project will provide a lift for tourism and services across the region, providing luxury accommodation for visiting families, sporting teams and community groups and encouraging visitors to stay longer and embrace everything this region has to offer.
“Increasingly a portion of the tourism sector is looking for up-market accommodation and if we are ensure we make the most of our fabulous natural assets there need to be options for all.”
“It is also a feature of the project that the caravan park is actually community owned and operated by the Ardrossan Progress Association.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the new cabins will help capitalise on the tourism potential of Ardrossan and the Yorke Peninsula.
“Ardrossan is only 150km from Adelaide, making the well-known Ardrossan Caravan Park the perfect location from which to explore this fascinating area, with only a short stroll to the beach, town and jetty,” Mr McCormack said.
“All proceeds from the cabins will be invested back into the local community with a focus on developing community projects such as the Ardrossan fishing competition and the Ardrossan town square and skate park.”
The project was jointly funded with the Federal Liberal and Nationals’ Government investing $75,000 and the Ardrossan Progress Association Inc. $79,404.