Shire ready to be­gin work on car­a­van park ren­o­va­tion

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Pe­ter de Krui­jff

■ The ma­ligned Onslow Car­a­van Park is ready for its facelift three years af­ter man­age­ment of the park re­verted to the Shire of Ash­bur­ton.

The Shire took con­trol of the park in 2012 when a con­tract be­tween it and a former op­er­a­tor ex­pired.

The park was found to be in breach of Gov­ern­ment reg­u­la­tions and was op­er­at­ing be­low ca­pac­ity be­cause of run-down ameni­ties.

Con­cerns were raised at the time about whether this had the Shire com­pet­ing un­fairly against lo­cal ac­com­mo­da­tion op­er­a­tors. The Shire has pow­ered on with plans for re­de­vel­op­ment and the first stage is set to cost $4.2 mil­lion.

Stage one in­volves prepa­ra­tion, de­mo­li­tion, elec­tri­cal and civil works in the western sec­tion of the park, fol­lowed by the in­stal­la­tion of new mod­u­lar build­ings.

Mur­ray River North picked up the $1,521,452 con­tract in Septem­ber to pro­vide the build­ings, while Prime Civil and the Shire just need to fi­nalise a con­tract for $1,848,919.73 to con­duct the civil works af­ter the busi­ness was picked over five other sub­mit­ted ten­ders.

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