The future is looking bright for the Borumba Dam camping ground with new managers announced and an upgrade planned by Seqwater for the popular site.
Seqwater Acting Chief Executive Officer Dan Spiller said Seqwater recognised the importance of the facility to local Imbil businesses and regional tourism.
Tourist operators Ezy Adventures have been appointed as manager of the camping ground with the site to be re-opened from Monday 20 November 2017.
Seqwater is also making a significant investment towards refurbishing the camping ground facilities, installing more efficient water saving devices and improving traffic management of the site.
Stage 2 of the Borumba Dam boat ramp upgrade has also been completed ahead of the summer school holidays, in conjunction with the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing.
The new ramp has increased the continued safe access for recreational boating.
The camping grounds were temporarily closed last month after the initial successful tenderer withdrew from the process, ceasing the existing management of the site.
“Seqwater was very conscious of the impact an unplanned closure would have on the local community so were keen to appoint a new manager and reopen the site as soon as possible,” Mr Spiller said.
“Having an experienced long-term operator in place will help us deliver on our commitment to provide some of the best natural recreation experiences in the country and contribute to the economic prosperity of the local region.”
Brothers Terry and Peter Holliday of Ezy Adventures said they had big plans to turn the site into “something special”.
“The camping site is set in a beautiful location with plenty of recreation opportunities and easy access to and from the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane,” Terry said.
“We feel a lot more people should be enjoying this spot and are excited about building it up to attract visitors to the area and create a more of a social environment.
My brother Peter has been in the tourism industry for more than 30 years, so he knows how to create an enjoyable experience for visitors that will generate positive word-of-mouth.”
Borumba Fishing 'n' Outdoors owner Graeme Rummler said the announcement was welcome news for local Imbil businesses and the region.
“With the upgraded boat ramp and Borumba Dam almost full, we’re expecting a huge turnout of visitors during the summer season, especially during the Christmas long weekend,” Mr Rummler said.
To make a booking at the camping ground phone 0403 178 082, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ezyadventures.com.au