provided invaluable input'
offer local perspective
on Rainbow park redevelopment
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PLANNING for the redevelopment of Rainbow
Caravan Park in Victoria is progressing, reports the Hindmarsh Shire
The council and electricity supplier Powercor are working through the
design stage of a power supply upgrade which will increase capacity at the
"Council has allocated funding to upgrade the power supply into the
Rainbow Recreation Reserve and Caravan Park," Mayor Ron Ismay said.
"It will provide sufficient power for future developments, including the
new joint use change rooms that will be located within the grounds of the
caravan park but used by participants utilising the adjacent netball and
Powercor is expected to complete the design for the power upgrade by
September, with installation from November.
The design for the new female-friendly change rooms has been submitted for
building approval and it is hoped this will be finalised within the next
Once approved, the project will be advertised for tender and the council
will seek to appoint a contractor to construct the new change rooms in
last quarter of 2021, with an anticipated completion in mid-2022.
Funding for the new change rooms has been provided by Sport and Recreation
Victoria and the council.
Following the development of an initial master plan for the Rainbow
Recreation Reserve/Caravan Park in 2018/2019, the council endorsed an
approach by Wimmera Mallee Tourism in late 2020 to review and
redevelopment the Master Plan.
"A number of interested Rainbow residents were approached to provide a
local perspective and to assist the consultants with the re-development of
the plan for the Rainbow Caravan Park," Cr Ismay said.
"They have subsequently provided invaluable input that has led to a range
of key aspects being included into the plan."
Highlights of the Master Plan include:
* New entry into the caravan park via Swinbourne Avenue and the Recreation
* Re-aligned and increased number of powered sites and roadways to enable
easier and safer access for vehicles and caravans.
* New power heads and locations with connection to services.
* New location identified for future on-site self-contained cabin-style
* Upgrades to power and services.
Copies of the Master Plan will be displayed at the council's Customer
Service Centre and in various shop windows throughout Rainbow.
"Whilst Council has allocated funds towards the upgrade of power to the
Recreation Reserve and Caravan Park, further redevelopment will be carried
out in stages and will be dependent upon available funding," Cr Ismay
"Council is awaiting the outcome of funding applications, including one
for new cabin-style accommodation units and another to supply and install
new services and power heads throughout the caravan park."
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