Lake Burrendong State Park is currently undertaking major works within the caravan park area.
“The aim for completing this job is to improve localised safety and to ensure the park is compliant with local government regulations,” manager of the state park Jason Kirk said.
The project will include the installation of more than four kilometres of pipe work, 49 hose reels and 17 fire hydrants.
It has also included a now completed hazard reduction, a new radio repeater system - used during the January storm incident and a new reservoir and back up generation units so that water can still be accessed in blackout conditions, Mr Kirk said.
Partial funding for this project has come from the natural disaster mitigation fund, with two-thirds of the funding coming from both the state and federal governments.
“The park has also been granted assistance through both Joblink Plus with the work for the dole scheme and Correctional Services with their clients able to do their community services orders out within the park,” Mr Kirk said.
“The assistance that these two organisations have been giving to the park has been extremely appreciative and I would like to give thanks to Sonsera Boles and Helen Dowling for their assistance to date.
“I am expecting some inconveniences to occur over the next couple of months with road closures and water lines being turned off, but this is a one-off project where the long term goals far exceed short term issues.”
The project is expected to be completed by December 1.