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JUNE 2022


Consultants to prepare master plans

Fraser Coast's ageing caravan parks set for spruce up

Cr Jade Wellings  Have your say

QUEENSLAND'S Fraser Coast Regional Council plans to spruce up its popular caravan parks.

New offices/manager's residences, wider internal road, and larger sites are among the key elements of master plans for Pialba and Torquay beachfront parks.

Cr Jade Wellings, pictured, said the council had engaged SGL Consultants to prepare master plans for parks at Burrum Heads, Scarness, Torquay and Pialba to ensure they were commercially viable and met current standards and visitor expectations.

"The existing infrastructure in the parks is ageing and needs replacing and the parks need upgrading to suit modern 'vans, especially RVs," she said.

"The plans for the Pialba and Torquay parks, which were adopted at the April council meeting, focus on improving the safety and comfort of guests, changing the layout and site sizes while also improving access from the Esplanade."

Cr Wellings said the plans were adopted following feedback from residents, businesses and park users.

"An online survey was conducted, and we received 906 submissions of which key elements for change included larger sites and upgrading park amenities," she said.

The master planning project has moved to the next phase and detailed civil and building designs are being prepared.

It is anticipated that the Pialba and Torquay redevelopment projects will be completed by late 2025.

The project will be delivered in multiple successive stages to ensure that the parks can remain open in sections as work progresses.

Funding for the staged redevelopment of the four beach front parks has been allocated in the council's 10-Year Capital Works Program.


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