Experience Holiday Parks operators to redevelop Lancelin Caravan Park

Lancelin Caravan Park. Picture: KymIllman.com
Lancelin Caravan Park. Picture: KymIllman.com

THE Shire of Gingin has chosen proponents for the redevelopment of the Lancelin Caravan Park.

Shire President David Roe said Reginald and Donna Cocking, and Christopher and Ornella Sialtsis, operating under the business name of Experience Holiday Parks, would undertake the redevelopment.

“This group were one of two applicants shortlisted by the Shire’s Lancelin Caravan Park evaluation and selection committee,” he said.

“Although the other applicant withdrew from the process, the submission from Experience Holiday Parks was of a very high standard and subsequently they were recommended as the preferred applicant to council.”

Cr Roe said the group were experienced operators who also managed the Central Caravan Park at Ascot as well as the Mandurah Caravan and Tourist Park.

He said they would invest $5 million over five years to develop the park to a high coastal tourist destination standard with self-contained cabins, new ablution and camper kitchen facilities and road infrastructure.

They also plan to include an enclosed, heated swimming pool with public access plus an adventure playground.

“Council has also recommended the successful proponents taking over interim management of the existing park whilst negotiations continue with regard to a prospective lease,” Cr Roe said.

“A business plan is currently being prepared by the Shire and will be given public notice under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1997.

“In addition, the Shire will seek permission from the Minister for Lands to amend its vesting order at the site to enable a 21-year lease with a 21-year option to renew.”

Councillors unanimously approved the recommendation at their June 20 meeting.

Cr Roe said the first stage of development would start in early 2018, provided relevant approvals were granted.

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