David and Bernadette Frazier have owned the Gulargambone Caravan Park for four years. Originally from Dubbo, David and Bernadette travelled Australia before deciding that Gular was the best place to be.
“We have worked at a roadhouse 300km, south of Katherine N.T, Woolworths in Katherine, a roadhouse in Cammowheel QLD, Yalata in S.A, and Ngukurr in the N.T,” David said.
David and Bernadette are proud of the improvements they’ve made to the business since they’ve owned it.
“We have put a lot back into the park, built a new all-weather camp kitchen, renovated the amenities block, and turfed large areas to make it more inviting to visitors,” David said.
He also talks about the sense of community that he has brought into the park. “Every afternoon we have happy hours where guests meet at the camp kitchen area to enjoy everyone else’s company, and during the winter months all guests are invited to join us for a camp roast dinner on Wednesday and Sunday nights.”
This sense of community spreads from within the park to the town. David is a devoted director of the Gulargambone Community Enterprise Co-op.
“We want the Gulargambone businesses to thrive and remain here. Everyone’s business in a small community like ours rely on each other to survive.”
David explains the tangible benefits of a Buy Local campaign. “It is fantastic that we have 19 businesses being part of the campaign. If each business can attract 1 new extra person to their business, before you know it you have 19 extra customers in town, then 38, then 76,” David said.
His commitment to not only his own business, but all local businesses is evident. “If we can keep our guests for an extra night or two, it benefits the business community.”
“If we don’t have a strong business and town community, and if we don’t all support each other by buying locally and supporting our local trades people where will we be?” David asks.