accommodation exceeds supply
holiday park set to gain another 51 sites for tourist caravans
Have your say
is planning to add another 51 caravan sites to its popular park in
Locals have been invited to have their say on the proposed expansion,
located on the edge of the
world-heritage-listed Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park.
The development, set over five stages, will also include an extra 71
The demand for low-cost accommodation in the Cradle Mountain area
currently exceeds supply.
An impact statement says there would be "minimal vegetation clearance" for
visual screening and for maintaining a bushland setting.
Larger trees would have to be removed because they would pose a hazard to
visitors and buildings.
They would also more likely contain hollows and habitat for small
marsupials and bird species.
"The site also has burrows that could potentially be habitat for wombats,
devils or quoll dens," the statement added.
It said the Discovery park
was the only commercial caravan park offering
affordable accommodation in the region, with family and dormitory
accommodation, camp kitchen and general store.
The impact statement said the development aimed to "increase the
availability of affordable and unique accommodation to cater to the
It would provide low to mid-range cost accommodation and improved
accessibility, allowing a larger range and diversity of people to visit
the area, it added.
People have until June 3 to submit comments on the plan
to Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.
submissions can be emailed to
DiscoveryCradle@parks.tas.gov.au or posted
to Discovery Holiday Park Cradle Mountain, Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife
Service, PO Box 809, Ulverstone TAS 7315.
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