Fraser Coast Council Seeks Community Comments
Queensland’s Fraser Coast Regional Council has asked for comments on master plans to redevelop caravan parks at Pialba and Torquay.
Council owns four beachfront tourist caravan parks and is preparing master plans to guide their future development. It has allocated $22 million to the redevelopment over 5 years, with work already well underway at the Scarness park. Master plans have been adopted for the Burrum Heads and Scarness caravan parks and the council is now calling for feedback on draft master plans. They will guide the replacement of ageing infrastructure to improve layout, safety and comfort of guests using the parks. It is anticipated that the feedback on the concept plans will be presented to the council next year.???
'This is the community's chance to tell us what features and facilities they would like to see in refurbished council-owned caravan parks,' caravan enthusiast Cr Jade Wellings said. 'The master plans will ensure the parks provide the facilities needed such as roadways and larger sites that can accommodate the larger modern RVs and caravans.”
'Some of the survey questions focus on the number of sites in each park so the sites can be larger to cater for the bigger, modern RVs. The RV and caravan market is very sophisticated, so park facilities have to be of a standard to attract visitors to our region, especially new visitors, all year around. Our caravan parks are important assets; they are a major part of our tourism industry and the visitors they attract are very important to the regional economy,” Cr Wellings explained.??
To gauge feedback on the concept designs for the Pialba and Torquay parks, residents, businesses and caravan park guests can participate in the survey by clicking here. The survey closes on December 23rd.