Killalea Reserve is experiencing a number of impacts from informal and unstructured use over the years relating to access, events and way finding. To preserve and maintain this iconic coastal reserve, which is enjoyed by thousands of domestic and international visitors each year, it is important to understand the need to plan for sustainability so that future generations can enjoy this pristine place.
In October 2019, the NSW Government announced that Reflections would receive a 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 from Reflections will increase the investment into Killalea Reserve to almost $11 million over the next two to three years.
The $6,531,000 grant, plus further contribution of $4,430,000 from Reflections, will see almost $11 million invested into the Killalea Reserve over the next two to three years, to enhance the facilities for the community, provide more guest accommodation and contribute to the regional economy.
Proposed improvements to Killalea Reserve for community consultation include:
Potential locations and design aspect of a multifunction community facility with potential to include a cafe/restaurant, outdoor deck and natural amphitheatre
Location of 15 environmentally sustainable eco-cabins
Upgrade of power, potable water and sewer infrastructure
Guided walking trails featuring a nature-playground and outdoor fitness stations.
Map of Killalea Reserve
Explore some of the key features of proposed upgrades: