Self-sufficient caravanners will qualify for half-price camping at Scarness Caravan Park in Hervey Bay when the park reopens its doors from this September this year.
Fraser Coast Regional Council is installing new underground cabling throughout the park, and will open 40 unpowered sites once it removes power heads at the eastern end.
“All roads and slabs will remain in place, the dump point will remain open, solar lighting will be installed and potable water will be available,” explains Cr David Lee.
During stage 1 construction, Fraser Coast Regional Council will halve fees on the current rates for unpowered sites with an adjustment on those with water frontage.
Pristine beaches in Scarness, Hervey Bay.
MORE UNPOWERED CAMPING OVER THE CHRISTMAS NEW YEAR PERIOD
In addition to the 40 sites, Council will boost the caravan park’s capacity when works at the mid and western ends pause from mid-December to mid-January this year.
“This will be a greenfield area as all power, roads, slabs and underground infrastructure will have been removed.”
Following the underground works, Fraser Coast Council will overhaul the Scarness Caravan Park, starting with the mid and western ends.
Council hopes to conclude stage 1 renovations halfway into next year, “pending approvals”.
“The end result will be a safer, more modern caravan park catering for the needs of today’s tourists,” Cr Lee explains.
CALLING ON INPUT MASTER PLAN
Scarness Caravan Park enjoys absolute beach frontage, is near a boat ramp and within walking distance to medical facilities and dining in Scarness, Hervey Bay.
Guests can stroll to the shops, or safely indulge at the RSL and Boat Club with pick-up available. The tourist park’s camp kitchen and amenities, however, remain closed during this phase.
It is one of four caravan parks owned and operated by the Fraser Coast Regional Council, which also includes Torquay Caravan Park, Pialba Caravan Park and Burrum Heads Caravan Park.
Council is drafting a Masterplan that will encompass all four parks and will call for traveller feedback in an up and coming survey. Watch this space.
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