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27 July, 2021

Major upgrade to Innisfail caravan park

Grey Nomads travelling north this season will be able to enjoy the newly upgraded River Drive Caravan Park.

By Peter McCullagh

The upgrade and refurbishment of the River Drive Caravan Park in Innisfail has been completed.

Renovations and upgrades to the park, surrounds and site access will encourage grey nomads to visit and stay longer and enjoy the hospitality of Innisfail and region.

Planning and Regional Development portfolio holder Councillor Nick Pervan said situated at the southern end of Innisfail, the park is the first area you notice when driving into town.

“The Council has invested time and money into ensuring this facility is well above standards and has the necessary appeal to attract travellers to stop and spend time in the local area.

“Funded through Works for Queensland, the $215,000 upgrades included a refurbishment to the amenities block, vegetation management to facilitate views of the South Johnstone River and upgrades to the camp kitchen which provides a lovely, modern communal space for visitors to sit and relax.

“The renovations also included replacement of a number of site slabs, modifications to the access road and installation of a visitor parking area. Solar power has also been installed to drive down costs of running the park.

“The Park has been open for six weeks and has already generated $25,000 and it is expected to go from strength to strength as more people visit and the good word spreads.

Council is dedicated to ensuring this facility remains competitive by collecting guest feedback through surveys and will consider this information to inform future investments.

To find out more about the park or book your stay call (07) 4061 2515 or visit  

 This project was proudly funded by the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland in association with the Cassowary Coast Regional Council.

CEO James Gott, Asset Engineer Manager Justin Fisher and Mayor Mark Nolan with all Councillors at the River Drive Caravan Park

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