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Community's chance to say what they would like

Council invites comments on plans
to redevelop its caravan parks

Fraser Coast caravan park

  Have your say

QUEENSLAND'S Fraser Coast Regional Council has appealed for comments on master plans to redevelop caravan parks at Pialba and Torquay.

"This is the community's chance to tell us what features and facilities they would like to see in refurbished council-owned caravan parks," experienced caravan enthusiast Cr Jade Wellings said.

It is anticipated that the feedback on the concept plans will be presented to the council next year.

The 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 five 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.

"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 explained.

"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 by clicking here.

The survey will close on December 23.


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