The Federal Government announced a new Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI) earlier this year.
This program is designed to support councils deliver priority infrastructure projects to support jobs and help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said Richmond Valley Council received over $1 million as part of the funding allocation.
“$35,000 has been allocated to build a deck on the new amenities block at Coraki Caravan Park,” Mr Hogan said.
“This will complement the $550,000 grant I announced last year to completely redevelop the site.”
“Coraki is in the process of a massive make-over, it is great news for tourists who come to visit and stay in our community.”
Richmond Valley Mayor Robert Mustow said the project included the replacement of the old existing facility at the park.
“The amenity block had only enclosed space, with limited access, and the provision of this deck will allow for better use of the facility,” Cr Mustow said.
“It will provide all-ability access to showers, laundry and a camp kitchen.
“The upgrade will make it more attractive for visitors to Coraki. This means more customers for our local businesses.”
Federal Local Government Minister Mark Coulton MP said the new amenities upgrade will be a massive boost for the area.
“It is great to partner with a Council that has invested substantially in the landscaping of the park grounds, as well as along the riverfront, while also stimulating the local economy through construction,” Minister Coulton said.
“Camping and caravanning are part of Australian life and this funding from the Federal Government has enabled the Coraki Riverside Caravan Park to keep up and cater for growing visitor demand.”
Minister Coulton said the project had achieved several outcomes, including the creation of the equivalent of four full time jobs during construction.