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Jenolan Caves accommodation to benefit from $10.4 million NSW Government funding

Jenolan Caves accommodation to benefit from $10.4 million NSW Government funding
April 5, 2019

Jenolan Caves' historic Caves House hotel will be transformed into a five-star destination under a $10.4 million funding commitment from the NSW Government.

Announced before the recent NSW election, it follows an $8.5 million grant announced in April last year to upgrade Jenolan Caves, including improvements to the entrance, gift shop and guides office, the introduction of a theatrette, additions to the existing walking tracks and boardwalks around the Blue Lake.

The $10.4 million is to be used to refurbish all 36 guest rooms at Caves House, including providing ensuites for each room as well for upgrades to the hotel’s grand dining room, reception and entry areas. It will also fund the improvements of heating, cooling and power systems.

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro explained “these upgrades will bring architect Walter Liberty Vernon’s romantic vision to life, paying homage to Cave House’s rich history and heritage while also providing visitors with a modern five-star accommodation experience.

“These upgrades will not only benefit the Blue Mountains tourist economy, but also provide proper disability access to Caves House and ensure the 1880s era hotel complies with modern building standards.”

Deputy Premier Barilaro said the new funding boost would increase tourism numbers "and provide countless flow-on benefits for local businesses and the community” adding “more visitors means more heads on beds and more diners in local restaurants.”

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