NEW Rutherglen owner Rob Sherrard says he wishes to restore the holiday village to its former glory and affect minimal change.
The facility, which has a bar, bistro, cafe, 20 motel suites, conference facilities for up to 200 people, and sporting and recreational facilities, has been under-utilised for some time and was recently bought out of liquidation by Mr Sherrard.
He said he was in the middle of researching planning approvals for Rutherglen's restoration program.
"We don't have any huge development concepts for it," Mr Sherrard said.
"Certainly we would like to substantially restore the accommodation units and the reception facilities.
"And there is a large indoor arena and we would love ideas from people on what that could be used for."
Mr Sherrard said he bought the property as he saw potential.
"I don't want to change the character of the place too much and turn it into something that it's not," he said.
"It was part of the community and served its purpose when it operated at its best, and I think it has still got that life in it to be restored again."
Mr Sherrard said Rutherglen had a role to play in Meander Valley Council's development plan for Hadspen.
"It's a great facility and it would be useful to the community if it was to be reopened in some form or fashion," he said.