Quinns Rocks Caravan Park

Initial community engagement period now closed

Thank you to everyone who participated in the November and December workshops to help the City plan the future use of this vacant site.

More than 150 participants helped the City to fully understand what is valued most about the site and how they would like to see it developed in the future.

Consultants Pracsys are engaged by the City to identify the technical and financial considerations, as well as social and market conditions and overall demand for the site’s redevelopment for inclusion in a detailed Business Case.

The City is now analysing the workshop criteria for the next phase of the engagement process.  This will involve a comprehensive survey seeking feedback from the community and stakeholders on the findings.

In addition to the survey, there will also be further community consultation opportunities on this project in the future.

Project background

In August 2017 the City began examining the feasibility of redeveloping the historical Quinns Rocks Caravan Park site in Mindarie into a potential modern tourist park.

This study was part of the City’s draft Economic Development Strategy, which was advertised for public comment in early 2016.  The site represents a significant redevelopment opportunity to boost tourism in a prime coastal location in Western Australia.

The study has now moved into the next phase where we will further examine the technical and financial considerations, as well as market conditions and demand.  Community feedback is an important part of this stage of the process.

Our aim is to gather sufficient information by the end of 2018 to further define development options. Following this process the City intends to seek expressions of interest for the development and/or ongoing management of the site.

Community engagement

Help us shape redevelopment of the Quinns Rocks Caravan Park

The City is currently investigating options for a tourist park on the site of the former Quinns Rocks Caravan Park, located at Lot 211 Quinns Road, Mindarie. 

Between 10 October and 21 December the City sought initial feedback from the community and stakeholders to help plan the future use of this site.

If you have any questions on the project or workshop, please contact the Project Manager Heather Atkinson.

Key Dates

Initial public comment period - NOW CLOSED

    Comments for this initial phase were open between 10 October and 21 December 2018

    Date: 21/12/2018

Community and Stakeholder Survey

    Late 2019 - Survey seeking feedback from the broad community and stakeholders to supplement information gained from the community workshops.

    Date: 31/12/2019

Environmental Groups Workshop

    Wednesday, 17 October 2018 (Completed)

    Date: 17/10/2018

Community Site Walks

    Saturday, 20 October 2018 (Completed)

    Date: 20/10/2018

Local Community Workshops

    1 November, 15 November, 19 November and 6 December 2018 (Completed)

    Date: 01/11/2018

Project team workshop criteria review

    January to mid 2019 - Analysis of workshop criteria and perspectives developed by participants

    Date: 31/05/2019

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by Resident, 9 months ago
I attended the workshop last night (November 1st) at the Quinns Mindarie Community Centre. It was my observation that a lot of people (not all) who attended either did not understand the process which was asked to be followed, or didn’t want to understand it. Additionally, a number of people gave the impression that there was to be a vote of some kind. I assume that they hadn’t read the information sheets available on the website beforehand, which made it clear as to what the night was about. It was part of an assessment process. Some people were voicing an opinion as if a whole new section of bush was to be cleared and a caravan park put on it. As noted on the website the caravan park was established in 1946 therefore the footprint is already there. 72 years ago, the park was established, if we say it has been closed for 4 years then this means it had been a caravan park for 68 years. Some of the voiced concerns regarding parking, traffic and vandalism beggars believe. The area had coped and had 68 years’ experience to go on. The concern over parking is another point of note. Anyone who knows or cares to know, understands that all parking by park users is within the park itself. There may be a small area outside of this for park visitors but that’s debatable. It was also voiced that most people at the meeting were in favour of leaving it bushland. As we did not get to the end of the process (due to people interjecting and making it hard for the speaker Daniel Marsh to complete this), then have an open discussion. We don’t know how many wanted the park rebuilt as a caravan park. The old park wanted bulldozing, and it was. Building a new park within the existing footprint seems logical to me. I am sure safeguards can be put in place to stop encroachment of additional bushland to accommodate environmental concerns. Full marks to Mayor Tracey Roberts for stepping in to stop the meeting turning into a bun fight. Having worked within Government for a good number of years before retiring (low level). I had nightmares last night as it was good to be out of it. I felt sorry for Daniel in the end, he did his best but never mind, onwards and upwards.

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by Resident, 9 months ago
As a couple we have lived in Mindarie for 22 years (since 1996). We have always enjoyed walks to the beach, marina and along the coastal path to Quinn's. We did use the old caravan park on a number of occasions to take our granddaughter away, as well as just to get out of our own environment. This was good as we didn’t have to drive for hours on end. Our best memories of caravanning are waking up with a view of Quinns beach with a surf carnival event underway. The site had been a caravan park since 1946 so it’s not as if new bush is being cleared for this is it. The benefits for the area and the City on it being developed into another caravan park has to far outweigh any negatives. Development is OK as long as it is in the right context. Sorrento Quay would not have happened if the greenies had been listened to.

by Resident, 9 months ago
We live on Quinns Road and have a beautiful view over the area adjacent to the caravan park. This is one of the reasons why we have chosen to built at this location. There are not many places left where you have a large green area so close to the beach. We have lived here for 6 years now and have seen so many caravans being turned around as the caravan park is no longer there. We would like to see the area being redeveloped into a modern caravan park with all the amenities for caravans and tents only. There should not be any permanent structures other than the admin and ablution facilities.The only other caravan park that is so close to the beach is at Seabird and Guildford. I would guarantee that this can become the most attractive caravan park this close to Perth, similar to the caravan park at Jurien Bay and Cervantes.

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