Tender awarded for Scarness Caravan Park work

THE $3.2million contract to build the roads and install the underground power, water and sewerage systems for Phase One of the Scarness Caravan Park redevelopment has been awarded to Murphy Builders.

Press release issued by Fraser Coast Regional Council, 14 December 2022.

Artwork showing the redevelopment of Scarness Caravan Park. IMAGE: Supplied.

The work will start early in the new year and will focus on the western half of the caravan park.

“The project will also include fencing and the start of the landscaping,” Fraser Coast Division 9 Councillor David Lee said.

While some trees will have to be removed, these will be replaced on a minimum two for one basis with native and other species that already exist in the caravan park and along the foreshore.

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“While the work is underway the eastern section of the park will remain operational.

“The aim is to redevelop the park in two stages, opening each of the new areas progressively as they are completed with all works completed by 2024,” Cr Lee said.

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“Current timing estimates, which are subject to supply chain challenges and weather impacts, indicate that the park will be fully operational in 2024. 

“It is anticipated that the tenders for the building works, including the new manager’s office, camp kitchen and park amenities will be advertised in January.

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“The Scarness Caravan Park is ideally located on the Esplanade and attracts many visitors to the Fraser Coast.  It provides an important boost to the local tourism industry and regional economy.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused while the work is carried out, but the end result will be a more modern caravan park, catering for the needs of today’s tourists.”

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Council received $200,000 towards the project from the State Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport.

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For more information about the redevelopment of the four Council-owned caravan parks, go to https://frasercoast.engagementhub.com.au/caravan-parks.

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