Lake Glenbawn is one of seven NSW state parks located on inland dams to receive a management overhaul this year.
Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner announced the initiative last week that will see the management merger of Lake Glen-bawn, Lake Keepit, Wyangala Waters, Copeton Waters, Burrinjuck Waters, Lake Burrendong and Grabine Lakeside state parks.
Mr Stoner said the new model would “offer improved access, facilities and a better overall experience for visitors”.
Lake Glenbawn operations manager Scott Taylor said he was delighted.
“The parks have become increasingly more complex to run, so anything like this that will make it easier to manage is very welcome.”
Mr Taylor, who manages both Lake Glenbawn and Lake Keepit, said the parks were no different to major commercial enterprises such as holiday parks and required experienced and trained staff to keep them operating efficiently.
“This new system will make the parks more uniform, which I think is good for
“Staff will also be able to receive the training they need to deliver the high level of service required.
Like other Crown inland parks, Mr Taylor said Lake Glenbawn had relied heavily upon the support of volunteers.
“When we were advised of the new management model last week in Sydney, most of the volunteers at the meeting could see it was in the best interests of the park,” he said.
Crown Lands senior manager commercial recreation and tourism, Cathy Cole, said volunteers and the community would still play an important part in the parks.
“We still want to bring a local perspective to each park which is why we will establish community advisory committees to provide advice to park management,” she said.