It has already proven its worth over the long weekend, but the finishing touches of the Copeton Dam Northern Foreshores project are hoped to be all done by the end of April.
Caretaker of the Northern Foreshores Tom Stapleton said they had 800 camp sites booked over the long weekend.
Inverell council's general manager Paul Henry was thrilled to see the numbers already racking up, and told the Times he is looking forward to the future with the Northern Foreshores.
With a few things left to be ticked off, he's hoping all, including twice postponed road repairs, will be completed by the end of April.
The function centre is nearing completion, with a lot of landscaping to be undertaken around the hall, the centre and the amenities block.
The splash park is to be commissioned in the third week of April, and the playground is almost finished, with the last lot of soft fall needed to complete it.
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"The main issue we've got is getting the roads resealed. We've had it put off twice because of the weather, so we are waiting for the contractor to give us a new date - we want that done before it turns too cold," Mr Henry explained.
"That will mean we've finished almost seven months ahead of schedule."
With the main street upgrade weeks in advance of the timeline, he said it goes to show what can be achieved by using local businesses.
And with an impressive 70 per cent of the $4.8 million's worth of work done by contractors right here in town, the Foreshores' project is already paying dividends.
"That's the main feature. You then have to look at the quality of the work that's delivered to see what can be done by the local tradesmen," Mr Henry said.
"That was one of the key points in our grant application, we wanted to see this be a real a local stimulus project."
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