More than $700,000 worth of upgrades for the popular Miara Holiday Park have been allocated in #BRCbudget19.
Divisional representative Cr Jason Bartels said it was great news for the busy camping and fishing spot.
“Miara Holiday Park has done quite well in this year's budget, we've allocated $720,00 for capital projects,” Cr Bartels said.
“Those capital projects include a new barbecue area, upgrades to the existing barbecue area, upgrades to the effluent disposal system and upgrades to some internal roads.
“The upgrade to the effluent system will ensure the effluent discharge will meet all the environmental guidelines and greatly enhance the environment.”
He said the area was incredibly popular with residents and visitors alike.
“At times the park gets very busy and there are not enough facilities so upgrading the existing barbecue areas will ensure there are facilities for everybody to use,” Cr Bartels said.
“Miara is popular for its relaxed atmosphere and is a great place to visit for fishing, relaxing, water sports, swimming or to just lay back and do nothing.
“Upgrades to the holiday park will increase tourist numbers especially during the low season.
“Once the word gets out about the facilities I'm sure the park will be full all year round.”
Miara Holiday Park managers Erin Hawkins and Peter Murray, who are new to the park, welcomed the upgrades.
“Miara Holiday Park is such a popular spot for families and fishing enthusiasts,” Erin said.
“Additional and upgraded barbecue facilities will add to the experience guests can enjoy when staying with us.”
Erin said the effluent upgrade was much needed and guests and long-term residents would be thrilled when roads were sealed.
The proposed works, which are yet to be designed and costed, will include asphalt sealing the majority of the park’s internal roads.
Erin said the couple and their young family had been enjoying their return to park management, having previously cared for a holiday park in the South Burnett area.