Killalea Reserve Enhancement Project

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Community Engagement Sessions Postponed Until Further Notice

Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, the CEO of Reflections Holiday Parks, Steve Edmonds, has taken the decision to postpone the upcoming community engagement meetings, scheduled for next week.

Reflections Holiday Parks and Engagement Consultants RPS Group, were scheduled to meet with a range of industry and community stakeholders next week as part of consultation surrounding the Enhancement Project for Killalea Reserve and the attached Holiday Park.
 
Whilst this is disappointing to all, based on recent COVID-19 announcements, the health and safety of our community members, our consultants and the team at Reflections, is our number one priority.

We will continue to be guided by the World Health Organisation’s updates and those announced by our Federal and State Governments.  As more information comes to light, we will continue to refine our approach to COVID-19 and update everyone accordingly.

We remain committed to working with the community and stakeholders on how these enhancements to the Public Recreation Reserve and Holiday Park can be designed with the minimum of impact to the environment, visitors and licensees.

Our consultant and project teams will endeavour to engage directly with key stakeholders, through our engagement hub, until such time it is safe for us all to meet face to face.  In the meantime, we would like to encourage everyone to explore our engagement website and complete the online survey.

We thank you for your understanding in these extraordinary times. Please stay safe and well.

Kind regards

Reflections Holiday Parks and RPS Group
 
 
Not for Profit Land Manager  
 
Reflections Holiday Parks is a passionate Land Manager of Killalea Reserve. The Reserve has an incredibly pristine natural environment which has been enjoyed by the people of NSW and overseas visitors for generations.

Whilst Reflections looks after 37 holiday parks, in its role as a Land Manager, it also manages 22 public recreation reserves on Crown land across NSW. 

And being a not-for-profit organisation responsible for these important parcels of public land, all surpluses generated from the holiday parks are invested back into the parks and reserves like Killalea, so visitors and regional communities can continue to enjoy such amazing locations for generations to come.



Funding for Killalea

In October 2019, the NSW Government announced that Reflections would receive a $6,531,000 Regional Growth, Environment and Tourism Fund (RGETF) grant for the enhancement of facilities and eco-friendly accommodation at Killalea Reserve Holiday Park. Further direct funding of $4,430,000 from Reflections will increase the investment into Killalea Reserve to almost $11 million over the next two to three years. 

Noting feedback from the local community, this extra investment from Reflections (amongst other items) includes investigations and approvals into a new access road into Killalea to resolve congestion and safety issues.

Environmental Responsibility

Environmental protection, conservation and ecological sustainability are part of our triple bottom line that is our Charter.  In short, most of Killalea will remain completely untouched by this project as we have a responsibility to preserve  unique views, vistas, flora and fauna, biodiversity, ecosystems and significant cultural heritage. 

In fact, built structures in our project will make up less than 2% of the reserve's 265 hectares and protection of the natural environment is important.

Nature Never Felt so Good is the credo upon which our organisation runs.  With Reflections' Vision to be a leading provider of recreational destinations that excite guests, energise communities and showcase sensational NSW locations, we are committted to delivering on this vision for Killalea Reserve.
 
Reflections CEO Steve Edmonds says, "I would urge everybody who is interested in the future of this iconic part of the coast to get involved and contribute."