Port Stephens Young Achiever Awarded Top Gong at NSW Awards for Excellence

19 December 2022
Port Stephens local Beau Curtis walked away a winner at last night’s Caravanning and Camping Industry Association NSW Awards for Excellence 2022, recognised for his ongoing dedication as Assistant Park Manager of Ingenia Holiday Parks One Mile Beach.

Celebrating high achievement across the holiday and land lease industry, the Awards recognised Mr Curtis’ hard work and ongoing contributions to the holiday park and community.

Mr Curtis said he was honoured to be named as the recipient of the Young Achiever of the Year for Holiday Parks, having dedicated the past 10 and a half years to the beachfront park.

“It was definitely a shock to the system to hear them call my name – I didn’t expect to win but I’m really grateful to be recognised. There were so many other amazing nominees, so it was an honour to be nominated amongst them,” Mr Curtis said.

“Working in the tourism industry is such an exciting experience, and I truly love my job and my team at One Mile Beach.

“It was such a special moment to be able to celebrate my win surrounded by the Ingenia team and we had a great night at Randwick Racecourse celebrating all the hard workers in our industry.”

Ingenia Holiday Parks General Manager Tourism Matthew Young said the award is a credit to Beau’s ongoing high levels of guest service, leadership and project management.

“Beau’s broad experience enables him to get the best out of his team, with his attention to detail driven by his time in multiple roles across the park ensuring the guest experience is optimal throughout all touchpoints,” Mr Young said.

“He has played a critical role in managing local area marketing initiatives including the Nelson Bay Marlins Junior Ruby League Club jersey sponsorship, Bay Area Board Riders Surfing Competition and Anna Bay Public School playground fundraiser.

“Most importantly, Beau was instrumental in introducing a new, cashless payment system in the park’s laundry to increase safety for staff, greater convenience for guests and greater efficiencies overall.

“He has provided invaluable support to the team and is always willing to jump in and help out in any way possible – his “can do” attitude is the epitome of leading by example.”

Ingenia Lifestyle’s Latitude One community at Port Stephens was also named a winner in the Land Lease Community of the Year in recognition of its quality design, vibrant lifestyle offering and popularity among downsizers from the Mid NSW North Coast region.