MidCoast Council says it is committed to reopening Bulahdelah's Lions Park free camping area after it reviews environment and health risks.
"The park is in an environmentally sensitive location on the Myall River, so it is important we take this opportunity to look at providing amenities for those who use the site," council's director of liveable communities, Paul De Szell said.
The Myall River feeds into the Myall Lake system which is a RAMSAR listed wetland with very significant ecology.
Initially closed as a result of COVID-19, the free camping area has remained closed while council works through formalising the site and ensuring it is adequately serviced.
Also under consideration are restrictions to the length of time campers can stay at Lions Park, with it being restricted to short stays of in the order of 48-72 hours.
Council says being able to comply with COVID rules for registration is also part of the picture, however the site also lacks a formal approval as a camping site.
"We are working through this with the local Lions Club to ensure that all appropriate approvals are in place so that the facility can reopen for the travelling community."
Mr De Szell said there are no definite date for reopening the site at this point.
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