Fraser Coast residents and guests staying at the Pialba and Torquay caravan parks are being asked to have their say on master plans to guide the parks’ redevelopment.
Cr Jade Wellings said Fraser Coast Regional Council owned four beachfront tourist caravan parks and was preparing master plans to guide their future development.
“Master plans have been adopted for the Burrum Heads and Scarness caravan parks and we are now calling for feedback on draft master plans for the Pialba and Torquay caravan parks,” she said.
The plans will guide the replacement of aging infrastructure to improve layout, safety and comfort of guests using the parks.
“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,” Cr Wellings said.
“Caravans are now larger and more self-contained, so they need more space to manoeuvre.
“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 and vans.
“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.”
To gauge feedback on the concept designs for the Pialba and Torquay parks, residents, businesses and caravan park guests can participate in the survey through Council’s Engagement Hub website at https://frasercoast.engagementhub.com.au/caravan-parks
The survey opens today (November 22) and closes on December 23, 2021.
“This is the community’s chance to tell us what features and facilities you would like to see in refurbished Council-owned caravan parks,” Cr Wellings said.
It is anticipated that the feedback on the concept plans will be presented to Council next year.
“Council has allocated $22 million to the redevelopment of the four caravan parks over five years with work already well underway at the Scarness caravan park,” Cr Wellings said.
Article and image submitted by Fraser Coast Regional Council 22/11/2021