Modern accommodation units in Cleve near completion

Cleve's new accommodation units could be finished in as soon as two weeks, as the council looks for an operator. 

Building is complete on the four two-bedroom units, with furniture on its way.

The Cleve District Council is hopeful the units will bring additional tourists to the town.

The council’s chief executive officer Peter Arnold said the town is suffering from a 'leakage’ problem, with visitors staying in nearby towns, or even commuting from Port Lincoln.

As construction progresses, he said the council has been fielding 'numerous phone calls’ from interested travelers wanting to book in. 

"People were looking at modern, cabin-style accommodation", Mr Arnold said.

He said larger, self-contained two bedroom units were what tourists were asking for.

Two of the units will be set up with a queen and bunk bed, sleeping up to six people to accommodate for families.

The council is working with Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula to find an operator for the accommodation.

Should they find one, they could be open for business in a month.

Increasing options for caravan camping could be next on the agenda, following further recommendations from the feasibility report.

Land adjacent to the caravan park has been earmarked as an option.

"Council are looking at progressing that in the future", Mr Arnold said.

The project is a result of a feasibility study in 2016 which found a gap in accommodation options in Cleve.