Final Caravan and Camping Parks Master Plan released

Press Release

Barwon Coast releases final Caravan and Camping Parks Master Plan

Barwon Coast has completed a 10-year Master Plan for the caravan and camping parks  it manages, including the Breamlea Caravan Park, Barwon Head Caravan Park, Riverview Family Caravan Park and Riverside Campground in Ocean Grove.

The caravan parks and campground provide priceless opportunities for people to connect to and enjoy our coast. The revenue they generate helps Barwon Coast care for the natural environment and provide facilities and infrastructure to support local and visitor use.

The Master Plan sets the direction for improvements to the parks over the next ten years.  With pressures like population growth, ageing infrastructure, sea level rise and demand for camping opportunities, the Master Plan will guide the long term mix of accommodation types and sites available to ensure a range of accessible camping and visitor experiences.

The final Barwon Coast Caravan and Camping Parks Master Plan was refined and informed by community, camper and stakeholder input.

Over the six-week draft Master Plan public consultation period, Barwon Cost received 97 completed surveys and 15 email submissions and spoke to over 270 people at the camper and community information sessions.

Barwon Coast has released a Consultation Report which shares key feedback themes and how community and camper input helped shape the final Master Plan.

To read the final Master Plan and Consultation Report, please visit the website for more information:

Quotes attributed to Paul Gangell, Acting CEO Barwon Coast

“We are pleased to share the final Caravan and Camping Parks Master Plan with our community and campers.”

“Barwon Coast  thanks every community member, community group and stakeholder group that provided their thoughts and feedback– your input helped shape the final Master Plan.”

“The caravan parks and campground we are responsible for managing are incredibly special places, and the community consultation period demonstrated the strong connection between community members and these special parts of the Barwon Coast reserve.”

Notes for editors:

Barwon Coast Committee of Management Inc. (Barwon Coast)

Barwon Coast Committee of Management Inc. (Barwon Coast) is appointed by the Victorian State Government to manage 19km of coastal Crown land through the Ocean Grove,  Barwon Heads and Breamlea townships, along the Bass Strait coast of the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Our vision is that the natural environment of our coastline will flourish whilst meeting the needs of our engaged communities. A major local employer in Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove, we have more than 50 skilled employees from a diverse range of backgrounds working across the coastal reserve.

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