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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP


The potential to bring visitors from near and far to the Oberon region is set to be enhanced with major improvements to the popular Reef Reserve camping ground on the foreshores of Lake Oberon.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has announced a NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) grant of $200,000 for Oberon Council upgrade facilities at the site.

A popular camping and fishing spot in the district, Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the funding will add to the appeal of the Reef Reserve as recreational location.

“This project will construct a new accessible shower and toilet block at the primitive camping ground at the Reef Reserve on the foreshores of Lake Oberon,” he said.

“The NSW Government has also extensively stocked Lake Oberon with mature rainbow trout from its hatchery at Dutton which has also added to the appeal of the dam as a fishing destination.”

Mr Toole also noted that in 2018 the NSW Government funded upgrades worth $105,000 at three key locations on local waterways.

“That project resulted in gas barbecues and shelters established at three popular fishing, swimming and picnicking sports on the banks of the Fish River which has its source to the east of Oberon and winds its way through Tarana and then O’Connell at the northern boundary of the Oberon LGA,” he said.

“Oberon Council manages three picnic spots along this river, including the Reef Reserve on the banks of Oberon Dam, Flat Rock Reserve near Tarana and Hassall Park at O’Connell,” Mr Toole said.


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