City of Wanneroo starts consultation on Quinns Rocks Caravan Park site redevelopment

Wanneroo councillor Sonet Coetzee, Mayor Tracey Roberts and Deputy Mayor Natalie Sangalli at the Quinns Rocks Caravan Park site. Picture: Martin Kennealey d487722
Wanneroo councillor Sonet Coetzee, Mayor Tracey Roberts and Deputy Mayor Natalie Sangalli at the Quinns Rocks Caravan Park site. Picture: Martin Kennealey d487722

COMMUNITY consultation has started on the future of the Quinns Rocks Caravan Park site, which closed to holidaymakers in 2012.

The City of Wanneroo is considering redevelopment opportunities for the Mindarie site, and seeking community feedback.

The City’s Economic Development Strategy, advertised for public comment in 2016, identified the site as an ideal location for tourism activities.

Subsequently, the City initiated a study to examine the feasibility of redeveloping the site into a modern tourist park to offer accommodation and public amenities.

The next phase of the feasibility study involves identifying technical and financial considerations, as well as market conditions and overall demand for the site’s redevelopment.

Mayor Tracey Roberts indicated that community feedback was a crucial step in the process.

“As a council, it is important that we fully understand what our residents value most about the site and how they would like to see it developed in the future,” she said.

The City will hold a workshop with environmental groups this week, and community site walks on Saturday, October 20 from 9am and 10am.

It is also planning a workshop for local residents and businesses on November 1 and a community panel workshop at the Quinns Mindarie Community Centre from 6pm to 8pm on November 15.

The City aims to use the information gathered by the end of 2018 to define development options, then seek expressions of interest for development and ongoing management of the site.

The public comment period will end on November 16.

Visit wanneroo.wa.gov.au/yoursay to make a submission.