Local MP’s Sussan Ley and Greg Aplin today announced a grant of $104,561 awarded to local tourism operator DC on the Lake at Mulwala.

Nearly five years after a devestating tornado struck the area, the newly rebuilt holiday park has received funding to support a $200k project for cabin accommodation and an all-access playground at its site on the banks of Lake Mulwala.

State member for Albury Greg Aplin said the grant support was from the 2017/18 round of the Tourism Demand-Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) program, a Commonwealth funded initiative administered by the State Government to support tourism projects that drive demand and increase local tourism expenditure.

“I’m delighted to announce funding to support the next stage of the DC on the Lake project which will enable the construction of a fully accessible cabin and stage one of an all-access playground including pathways, landscaping, shaded areas and barbeque facilities.

“DC on the Lake provides a unique tourism experience in the region and this project will improve the quality of that experience and attract more visitors,” Mr Aplin said.

Member for Farrer Sussan Ley said the project was another step in a lengthy road back for the park since a devastating storm destroyed much of the facility in 2013.

“I want to congratulate Craig, Deb and the team on the work they are doing at DC – the all-ability features being installed just shows the lengths they are going to, ensuring it remains a first class tourist venue for Mulwala and the region.”

The Commonwealth allocates TDDI to state and territory governments for infrastructure projects where proponents provide or source matching funding, with 41 NSW tourism projects receiving $9.25 million this year.