Caravan park set for overhaul

Lui Zacher
August 19, 2022 / 10:34 pm

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The Skenes Creek Foreshore Caravan Park will be redeveloped with work commencing within the next few months.

Two new demountable buildings will be installed, along with a new reception building, a new toilet and amenities block with kitchen facilities and it will all be compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act.

The Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority took control of the caravan park in December 2020, and has since undertaken a safety audit on the park and its facilities, revealing several safety issues and hazards including the on-site kiosk which has since been removed.

As a result, the park has been operating at limited capacity, impeded further by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Residents were consulted during a planning phase, along with the camping community, and facilities and features that were most important to all parties were prioritised. 

Geelong groups SCAADA and Formflow have been brought in for construction with the park expected to boast full capacity and brand new facilities by the end of the year.

The project has been funded by the Labor State Government, part of a nearly $20m project for the Great Ocean Road 

Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority CEO, Jodie Sizer said the community is looking forward to the finished product 

“Like the Skenes Creek community and regular visitors to the area, we have been eagerly anticipating getting the much-loved Skene Creek Foreshore Caravan Park back to full capacity.”

“We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to this special part of the world to enjoy our brand new facilities in time for the coming peak visitor season.”

SCAADA Group Managing Director, Dale Smith said he’s proud they are involved

“SCAADA Group is extremely excited to be part of this fantastic project. We look forward to bringing a modern, sustainable touch to an amazing part of Australia with a progressive and enthusiastic client.”