On Friday 24 June the Renmark community celebrated the official opening of the newly-completed Renmark Hotel.

This project was made possible by the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin who officially opened the refurbished Renmark Hotel said today was a significant day for the Renmark Hotel.

“I advocated strongly within Federal Government for $1 million in funding from the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program for the Renmark Hotel Redevelopment and Refurbishment.”

“This project included the addition of affordable Group Stay style accommodation, which has been purpose built to accommodate up to 50 guests in a short stay period or up to 38 guests in a long term stay period.”

“It is a fantastic addition to the Renmark Hotel and to the wider tourism offering in the Riverland, helping grow the local economy.”

“I would like to congratulate the board members and staff involved in this project. It is contributing to making the Riverland an even better place to live work and raise a family.” Mr Pasin said.

Renmark Hotel Motel General Manager, Darren Baker said “Three years in the making and we are finally open for business!”

“We are excited to announce the newly built Group Stays is open for enquiry’s now.”

“I would like to thank Tony Pasin for his support in obtaining a $1 million grant from the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program.”

“A big thanks to Michael Kregar and his team for completing the project professionally.”

“Finally I would like to thank all Hotel Renmark Board members and Staff for their help and support.“ Mr Baker said.

The Murray–Darling Basin Economic Development Program is all about listening to the good ideas communities generate – and supporting those that can make the most difference to the future prosperity of our rural and regional communities.