Improved visitor experience at Lake St Clair

Singleton’s Lake St Clair is on course for a new direction, with a boom gate, 24/7 on-site caretaker and EFTPOS facilities to be available at the recreation ground in the coming months under the new management contract.

Singleton Council awarded the tender for the management of the Lake St Clair Recreation Ground to BelgraviaPRO earlier this year.

Council’s Interim Manager Infrastructure Services Damian Morris said the company has extensive experience managing holiday parks, and would see out changes to the recreation area that the community has been crying out for.

“First item on the list is for the boom gate to be installed to better regulate access to the recreational area for campers and venue users with bookings,” Mr Morris said.

“The on-site manager will be located in the residence and operating from the office, and someone will be there 24/7 like a standard park.

“There will also be the provision of EFTPOS for payments, which will be a positive addition for visitors.”

But they’re not the only changes touted for the boating, camping and fishing hot-spot.

“Council has received grant funding to investigate sewage treatment upgrades, and new picnic shelters will be installed as detailed in the 2019/20 Capital Works Plan and the Lake St Clair Plan of Management (PoM) 2018,” Mr Morris said.

“Lake St Clair is a water playground for locals and visitors alike — whether it’s to relax and enjoy in incredible scenery, or for adventurers looking to turn up the action.

"It is a wonderful facility for Singleton, and Council is very excited about the future use of this facility and the opportunities it presents for the local community.

“Our vision for the park has not changed — we want to preserve this unique Australian recreational and tourist experience with well-maintained and appropriate facilities, and are very excited to have BelgraviaPRO on board to work with us in improving the park’s presentation, visitor experience and levels of service within the current parameters as a primitive camp site.”