Larger sites included in two Hervey Bay caravan park master plans

THE Fraser Coast Regional Council has released the master plans for the Pialba and Torquay caravan parks.

Larger sites have been included in the master plans for two Hervey Bay beachfront caravan parks. PHOTO: Supplied.

The plans at the two beachfront sites include new offices/manager’s residences, wider internal roads and larger sites.

Division 5 Councillor Jade Wellings said Council engaged SGL Consultants to prepare the master plans for the four beachfront tourist parks at Burrum Heads, Scarness, Torquay and Pialba to ensure they were commercially viable and met current standards and visitor expectations.

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“The existing infrastructure in the parks is aging and needs replacing and the parks need upgrading to suit modern vans, especially RVs,” Cr Wellings 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.

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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 currently being prepared.

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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. 

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

Master plans for Council-owned and operated caravan parks at Burrum Heads and Scarness were adopted in March last year.

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