Have your say: Caravan and Camping Parks Draft Master Plan

Press Release

Campers and community invited to have their say on Caravan and Camping Parks Draft Master Plan

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

The caravan parks play an important role in providing opportunities for people to connect to and enjoy our coast. They also generate revenue to care for the natural environment and provide facilities and infrastructure to support local and visitor use.

The Caravan and Camping Parks Draft Master Plan will set the direction for improvements and infrastructure priorities over the next 10 years, while enhancing the character of each park and protecting cultural and environmental values.

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.

Stakeholder input has helped inform the Draft Master Plan, including the guiding principles and key actions, now Barwon Coast is encouraging campers and the community to have their say.

“We are pleased to invite the community and campers to look at the Draft Master Plan and have their say.  Input from these groups is a vital part of the process.” Barwon Coast CEO Gary McPike said.

“The draft Master Plan has been developed to protect and enhance the cultural and environmental values of Barwon Coast caravan parks and campground while making sure they stay special places to visit into the future.”

“We will be organising information sessions to gather feedback from campers, the local community and foreshore users.”

“This feedback and input will be considered in finalising the master plan. The final Master Plan is expected to be released, along with a Community Consultation Report, in late 2023.”

The community consultation period will run from Monday 21 August – Monday 2 October.

Please see website for more information: www.barwoncoast.com.au/projects/masterplan/



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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