New amenities will boost visitors to Croppa Creek

Croppa Creek Recreation Reserve chairman John Forsyth and Soldiers Memorial Hall committee president Wendy Forsyth with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.
Croppa Creek Recreation Reserve chairman John Forsyth and Soldiers Memorial Hall committee president Wendy Forsyth with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.

Campers will now be able to flock to events at Croppa Creek Recreation Reserve in greater numbers, following the announcement of a $148,200 State Government grant to upgrade the shower block and amenities.

Member for Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall, said the improvements would assist the ground to cater for large community functions.

"For a small community Croppa Creek has a massive social calendar, which centres on the recreation ground and adjoining Soldier's Memorial Hall," Mr Marshall said. "Using this grant, the land managers will build a new amenities block, which will include toilets, showers and disabled facilities.

"Events in Croppa Creek draw hundreds of people to the community each year and with these new amenities visitors will now be able to camp longer, spend money and really immerse themselves in what the region has to offer."

Reserve chairman, John Forsyth, said the board recognised that to attract campers for events they needed to have high quality facilities.

"The Classic Harvest in November is becoming more popular and we want to encourage as many people as possible to visit our part of the world.

"This project is expected to begin in July and we are using a local Warialda builder, Meader Constructions.

"These amenities will be a huge addition to the grounds and the land managers hope as news of the facility spreads, we will see more caravans rolling into town and generating income for all."