New 4 Star Tourist Park for Orange
Orange City Council is currently asking for expressions of interest to develop 16.1 hectares of land into a tourist park.
The site is the land where the former Highland Paceway operated.
Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said it is an exciting opportunity which will give visitors more options.
“Orange City Council has identified the need for a higher standard of tourist and caravan park in the city to support tourism growth and cover a gap in the current accommodation offering.
“This expression of interest process is more than just a land sale and Council will seek commitments on what type of development would be put forward.
“Council is open to suggestions but we’re leaning towards a tourist site with cabins, large and medium RV’s, caravan sites, ensuite sites, amenities, pool, jumping pillow and a skate park, for example,” Cr Kidd said.
Destination NSW released data in March detailing a 24.9% increase in visitors to the region, which proves there is need for this type of accommodation.
“Our sport tourism opportunities have been growing and with those, comes a real need for varied accommodation.
“We are looking for a star rating of four or above and the possibilities for the site are endless.
“Affiliation with nationally recognised tourist parks or significant experience in the sector will also be a consideration,” Cr Kidd said.
Council will be accepting expressions of interest to proceed to site development before 5pm November 19. Please contact Orange City Council via email firstname.lastname@example.org more information and to have your say.