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Clarrie Hall Dam Cram's farm area Info !!!!

Post by Tony Payne » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:20 pm

Just for your Info if you did not know !!

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Tuesday 19 February, 2013



$3 million boost to local economy from US TV series

Clarrie Hall Dam to be used as a setting for series about a family summer camp


Filming of a new US TV series at Clarrie Hall Dam will provide a much-needed stimulus to the local economy, says Mayor of Tweed, Councillor Barry Longland.

The $22 million TV series consists of 10 one-hour episodes for US network NBC, to be shot at recreational area Crams Farm from March to July this year and is scheduled for summer viewing in the United States.

The series, titled Camp, centres on a family summer camp, with Crams Farm mimicking a typical setting of a US camp, featuring a beautiful lake and stands of pines.

Australian company, Matchbox Pictures, has already started set construction at Crams Farm on the banks of Clarrie Hall Dam, 34 kilometres south-west of Murwillumbah. Additional filming locations may also include sites in Murwillumbah and Tyalgum.

Matchbox Pictures were the producers of The Slap, My Place, The Straits and Lou (shot in Murwillumbah).

"The benefit for the Tweed here is direct, with the crew taking a six-month lease on the empty Murwillumbah Bowls Club as their base for a crew of 70, plus actors and extras," Councillor Longland said.

"As they're using Murwillumbah as their base - with headquarters at the Murwillumbah Bowls Club - that's a lot of motel beds, meals and fuel that will be provided by local motels, hotels, cafes, restaurants, petrol stations, fresh food businesses and supermarkets.

"On top of that, there will be a number of locals employed in the building of the set, plus a range of building supplies sourced locally which will be needed to build cabins and other structures at the site. In addition, I understand a number of local people will also be employed as extras and on the production crew.

"Tweed Shire Council is happy to support this production in terms of assisting with satisfying regulatory requirements, as this is an initiative which will strengthen the local economy to the tune of $3 million and keep locals working.

"While it won't put the Tweed on the map in the United States as a destination, it is another reminder of the potential of the Tweed as a wonderful film location, following on from films such as Muriel's Wedding, Mental and Lou.

Crams Farm will be closed to the general public during the week over the filming period, however access to some recreational areas will be maintained on weekends.

"While there will be some minor disruption to recreational activities, the benefit to the Tweed will outweigh this temporary inconvenience," Councillor Longland said.
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Re: Clarrie Hall Dam Cram's farm area Info !!!!

Post by Hobie one » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:45 pm

Hi Tony,will any of this affect the comp in April.
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Post by Barry_O » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:40 am

It will be interesting to see if they allow the film crew to use power boats!

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Re: Clarrie Hall Dam Cram's farm area Info !!!!

Post by Bigfish » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:43 pm

Hello All
I dropped into Clarrie this morning to check out the water colour. It was a little murky but very fishable. However, the area around the boat ramp at Crams where they are building the set is a mess due to the heavy machinery etc being used. There are buildings all through the pine trees now. I wonder what the bass think about it all?

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Post by Tony Payne » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:46 pm

Big fish,

D you see it being a problem to park say 35 cars and trailers around the boat ramp.

May have to rethink the electric comp well before time.

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Post by Barry_O » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:27 pm

Hey Tony,
Will it affect the ABA Classic?

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Post by Bigfish » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:26 pm

Hey Tony.

If the rain stays away it should be no problem to park on the grassed area up the hill from the boat ramp. This is where all the construction workers have been parking. According to Tweed Council access to Crams is no longer open to the public through the week, but access to the boat ramp will be provided on weekends. I'm planning to head up there this weekend for a fish and I should be able to give you a heads-up by Monday.

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Post by Bigfish » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:08 pm

There is plenty of suitable parking available, but the area around the boat ramp was being used as a storage area for building material. This didn't prevent access, it just means you have to reverse about 40m down the hill. There is security on site at the moment and the gates were not opened until 7am. Fishing wise, the water clarity is ok(1m), but the fish are fairly well spread out but still active if you persist.

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Post by Tony Payne » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:50 pm

Big fish,

Thanks very much for your update on the area. Just hope all is well for the Electric comp come April.

If you do go down again would you mind taking a couple of pictures and you could email them to me.

Appreciate your comments regards Tony
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Post by Bigfish » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:20 pm

Hey Tony.

I was at clarrie today (sat 23/3). I took a few photo's which I will email to you once I make another post. Otherwise let me know what your email is and I'll send them. There has been a blue/green algae outbreak there with warning signs up advising caution, but the fish are still there and don't seem to mind. The water quality looked good to me, so hopefully it should resolve itself over the next couple of weeks.

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Post by Tony Payne » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:52 pm

Bigfish wrote:Hey Tony.

I was at clarrie today (sat 23/3). I took a few photo's which I will email to you once I make another post. Otherwise let me know what your email is and I'll send them. There has been a blue/green algae outbreak there with warning signs up advising caution, but the fish are still there and don't seem to mind. The water quality looked good to me, so hopefully it should resolve itself over the next couple of weeks.
Hi Big fish,

thanks for the update and the photo's are not needed now. I have had a heap emailed to me and with meetings with the Film Production people.

Regards Tony
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