Action on caravan park
A BUTLER resident has called on the City of Wanneroo to redevelop Quinns Rocks Caravan Park, which closed several years ago.
Doug Croker asked the City why it had taken so long “to achieve no viable progress” on the redevelopment at the September 19 council meeting.
“Why is such a valuable tourist asset just being left, not drawing any income?” he said.
“What concerns me most of all is it’s the only industry that is buoyant.
“We are missing out on all that income through local businesses because of bureaucracy.”
At the meeting, Mayor Tracey Roberts said the council was “passionate” about seeing it become a good facility.
“There’s nothing more that we would love to see than a thriving, successful caravan park,” she said.
City corporate strategy and performance director Noelene Jennings said the park was closed to holiday users out of a duty of care, risk management and obligation to meet compliance requirements in December 2012.
“Long-stay tenants remained at the Quinns Rocks Caravan Park until December 1, 2014, via lease agreements,” she said.
“Since this time, a series of technical and feasibility investigations have been undertaken in line with requirements set by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.
“The City has also embarked on a study to determine the coastal hazard mapping for the area.”
Mrs Jennings said the City requested tenders for a business case for developing a tourist park and expected to appoint a successful tenderer within two weeks.
Mrs Jennings said they hoped to have all the information together by early next year.
Doug Croker wants the caravan park to be redeveloped. d474196