Ac­tion on car­a­van park

Wanneroo Times - - News -

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.

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell

Doug Cro­ker wants the car­a­van park to be re­de­vel­oped. d474196

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