Visitors to Wyangala Dam will be without a fuel supply this Christmas and New Year.
Reflections Holiday Parks, which manage Wyangala Dam and five other parks across inland NSW, shut down the service station at the park in May this year for safety reasons.
Seven months later visitors to Wyangala, at its most popular time, will be forced to travel into Cowra when they need fuel or transport extra fuel to Wyangala in Jerry cans.
This is despite Reflections announcing in October that it had appointed Penrith-based firm, Petrolink Engineering to replace the fuel facilities and get guests pumping again.
Petro-chemical storage and delivery-system specialists, Petrolink Engineering Pty Ltd were awarded the Design and Construction contract after an extensive tender process last month.
In October Reflections Holiday Parks CEO Steve Edmonds said the race to get fuel services restored at the group’s affected inland parks was a priority and Petrolink Engineering demonstrated a professional design solution ready to go.
“We are hoping to have these fuel facilities installed by Christmas subject to Council Approvals.”
“Throughout October, Petrolink Engineering has been undertaking preliminary site visits to the affected parks to finalise design details of the fuel service stations."
Reflections Holiday Parks CEO Steve Edmonds said the unmanned service stations would be available 24/7 and would offer both Diesel and Unleaded fuel.
“We know that visitors and surrounding communities of our inland parks depend on this fuel availability and we are happy to have appointed Petrolink Engineering to ensure the job gets done,” Mr Edmonds said.
In a message on facebook Reflections told a Cowra Guardian reader that the fuel station would not be in operation until the end of January.
Reflections were asked for a comment from the Cowra Guardian.