ON THE COAST

Wanneroo Weekender - - News -

COM­MU­NITY con­sul­ta­tion has started on the fu­ture of the Quinns Rocks Car­a­van Park site, which closed to hol­i­day­mak­ers in 2012.

The City of Wan­neroo is con­sid­er­ing re­de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for the Min­darie site and seek­ing com­mu­nity feed­back.

The City’s eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment strat­egy, ad­ver­tised for pub­lic com­ment in 2016, iden­ti­fied the site as an ideal lo­ca­tion for tourism ac­tiv­i­ties. Sub­se­quently, the City be­gan a study to ex­am­ine the fea­si­bil­ity of re­de­vel­op­ing the site into a mod­ern tourist park to of­fer ac­com­mo­da­tion and pub­lic ameni­ties.

The next phase of the study in­volves iden­ti­fy­ing tech­ni­cal and fi­nan­cial con­sid­er­a­tions, as well as mar­ket con­di­tions and over­all de­mand for the site’s re­de­vel­op­ment.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said it was im­por­tant that coun­cil fully un­der­stood what res­i­dents val­ued most about the site and how they would like to see it de­vel­oped in the fu­ture.

The City held a work­shop with en­vi­ron­men­tal groups yes­ter­day and com­mu­nity site walks will be held on Sat­ur­day, Oc­to­ber 20, from 9am and 10am.

It is also plan­ning a work­shop for lo­cal res­i­dents and busi­nesses on Novem­ber 1 and a com­mu­nity panel work­shop at the Quinns Min­darie Com­mu­nity Cen­tre from 6pm to 8pm on Novem­ber 15.

The City aims to use the in­for­ma­tion gath­ered by the end of 2018 to de­fine de­vel­op­ment op­tions, then seek ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est for de­vel­op­ment and on­go­ing man­age­ment of the site.

The pub­lic com­ment pe­riod will end Novem­ber 16.

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