Development nearly finished

New cabins going up.
New cabins going up.

Funded by Aspen Group, the extension involves 30 new family cabins with two or three bedrooms, modern facilities and native landscaped grounds.

Extra barbecue and picnic facilities will be onsite and all three-bed cabins are ‘twin key’, allowing independent access to the third bedroom and ensuite.

Holiday park manager Debbie Cameron said the development would provide a new standard of family accommodation in the Swan Valley.

‘They are fully self-contained cabins and the park will be more family-orientated where mum and dad and the kids can come and nana and pop as well,’ she said.

‘Without the development we were always full so the company saw need for more accommodation.

‘We get a lot of overseas people and interstate as well so we want to be able to provide the best and most convenient accommodation.’

Swan Valley Progress Association chairman Rod Henderson said the association strongly opposed the development.

‘It’s about where people live rather than tourism,’ he said.

‘If people were there as tourists we would embrace that and hope they would spend lots of money in the Swan Valley but these days people live in caravan parks.

‘Low-cost accommodation is not going to develop the Swan Valley.’

City of Swan chief executive Mike Foley said council supported the Caversham development, which would increase the volume and variety of accommodation available in the Swan Valley.