There has been a changing of the guard at Werri Beach Holiday Park, with a self admitted ‘all rounder’ taking over the park for the next three years, after managers Ron and Lynn Field decided to enter a life of retirement.
Harry and Claudia Robbins have been in various roles over the past five years.
“I’ve been the groundsman and assistant manager for the last five years, involved in cabin maintenance, ground maintenance, cleaning, staff rosters, staff training and office work,” Mr Robbins said.
“I’m a bit of an all rounder at the park.”
Mr Robbins said Ron and Lynn had been “great mentors”.
“They’ve been wonderful bosses, they’ve trained me up well, so we are ready to take it on.”
Claudia Robbins has also worked at the busy holiday park in the past.
“I’ve cleaned and because of Harry being onsite so much we usually come down as a family, we have spent a lot of time here,” she said.
“I’m looking forward to us all being here and doing this as a family, bringing some new ideas to the park and seeing some positive changes for the future.
Harry and Claudia Robbins both hail from the central west of NSW.
“We grew up in Orange and moved to the area 13 years ago,” Mr Robbins said.
“We have three young children, Bailey, 15, Chloe, 12, and Olivia, 11, who go to Kiama High School and Gerringong Public School, and are part of the Netball Club.
“We’re locals now, the kids are local but we’ll probably never be locals,” he laughed.
The couple are excited about what the future will bring for them in their new roles as managers.
“We have some fresh and vibrant ideas, so watch this space,” Mr Robbins said.
“Werri Beach is good, but we want to make it great.”
Kiama Council has congratulated Ron and Lynn Field on their excellent work managing Werri Beach Holiday Park during the last six years.
“On behalf of everyone at Council who has had the pleasure of working with them, I would like to wish them all the best for their retirement,” acting general manager Kerry McMurray said.
“Ron and Lynn have improved the appearance of the park, and with hard work, they have contributed to an increase in the park’s income and occupancy.
“They have managed the park in an extremely professional manner and have developed an incredible rapport with other park management teams and Council officers.”
Harry and Claudia Robbins will take over as park managers from July 1.
“Harry and Claudia have worked at Werri Beach Holiday Park in various roles such as groundsman, assistant manager, relief manager and cleaner over the past five years,” Mr McMurray said.
“Council is excited to have a team with such experience and a personal connection to Werri Beach managing the site.”