Quinns Rocks Caravan Park
Thank you for participating
The community survey for the future of the former Quinns Rocks Caravan Park site is now closed. This concludes the second phase of the community engagement process.
Survey results are now being analysed and will be presented to Council in the coming months.
The Question/Answer document, which was updated throughout the engagement period, will continue to be updated with any new information that arises.
The interactive map showing the ecotourism accommodation, café and event space proposal is also closed for comment. However, it can still be viewed by clicking on the below link.Launch interactive plan
In advance of the closure of the former caravan park in 2014, Council determined that investigations should occur on the future development of the site.
The original Council resolution (2012) referred to the investigation for the City to operate the site as a typical modern caravan park, featuring serviced sites for caravans, campervans and recreational vehicles brought onsite by short stay visitors, with a limited number of park homes available for short term hire by the public.
The potential development of the site was also identified in the City’s Tourism Plan 2019-2024 (Tourism Plan), as endorsed by Council in June 2019. The Tourism Plan referred to the preparation of the business case for the site, in the following terms: Develop a business case which seeks to determine suitability of the former caravan park for the purpose of a future modern tourist site. The business case will inform decision-making about the future of the site.
The City’s Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan has identified that this site may be vulnerable to coastal hazards within the next 100 years.
The business case was prepared by the City’s consultant, Pracsys, and subsequently endorsed by Council in September 2020. The business case identified two viable accommodation options on the site:
- Eco Retreat: This option would offer a boutique eco-tent experience (also described as ecotourism), similar to that introduced at Rottnest Island and other locations.
- Family Tourist Park: This option describes a more traditional tourist park experience offering caravan sites and cabins.
When the business case was endorsed by Council, the City was also authorised to conduct an expression of interest process to seek market-based interest from third party operators of the site as a modern caravan or holiday park under a lease. The City was not proposing to develop or operate the site itself.
Expression of interest process
The EOI process was conducted in late 2021, and invited proposals for the development and operation of a low impact and environmentally sensitive tourism accommodation offering one or both of the following alternatives:
- The historical caravan park location (i.e. the original site of the former caravan park).
- An expanded footprint (with any expansion being to the extent reasonably required for the commercial viability of a development, while preserving the environmental value of the majority of natural vegetation).
The scope for the EOI had been developed with input from the Quinns Rocks Caravan Park Redevelopment Community Advisory Group in mid-2021.
Two submissions were received and considered by Council.
In July 2022, Council identified a preferred proposal, involving an ecotourism accommodation, café and event space proposal. This proposal is contained within the original footprint of the former caravan park site and involves a ‘light touch’ development.
Council also requested engagement with the community to provide information on the proposal and seek feedback on the proposal and other land use options for the site.
Community responses will inform the Council decision about the next steps in the project and whether to progress discussions with the proponent or explore other options for the site.
Community engagement has been an ongoing aspect of the project. Information on previous project consultation was outlined in the September 2020 report to Council, with the consultation including:
- community workshops during October-December 2018 to consider constraints of development by identifying community values. The workshops were structured to capture feedback from environmental groups, local residents and wider City residents and ratepayers
- industry consultation during mid-2019
- a community survey in late 2019 (concluding early 2020) seeking community and business input. The survey targeted the key themes of importance, which had been identified in the community workshops conducted in 2018 and during the industry consultation in 2019.
Updates have also been shared at regular intervals on the City’s Your Say page for the project.
Expressions of Interest process (Complete)
The City advertised an opportunity for external candidates to propose the development and operation of a low impact and environmentally sensitive tourism accommodation at the former Quinns Rocks Caravan Park site (2021)
Preferred EOI submission (Complete)
Council identified a preferred EOI submission and authorised further discussions with the proponent. The proposed concept is for an ecotourism accommodation, café and event space, situated within the original footprint of the former caravan park (July 2022)
Community engagement process (Complete)
Information is being shared on the proposed concept for an ecotourism accommodation, café and event space via the City’s online interactive platform as well as meetings with local residents and community groups, running focus groups and capturing/responding to questions (December 2022 – January 2023)
Community Survey (Complete)
This survey is to seek contributions from the community to measure its support for the proposed concept design and to provide suggestions for other preferred uses for the site (February – March 2023)
Community engagement outcomes
Results from community engagement survey on the proposed concept and preferred use of site analysed and prepared for consideration by Council (April - May 2023)
Quinns Rocks Caravan Park proposed concept map 5 MB
Quinns Rocks Caravan Park Information Brochure 34 MB
QRCP Redevelopment - Q/A Document 1 MB
Aerial Plan - Concept proposal - Ecotourism accommodation, cafe and event space 42 MB
Project Timeline - Quinns Rocks Caravan Park Redevelopment.pdf 285 KB
Flora and Vegetation Survey – Quinns Lot 211 57 MB
Vertebrate Fauna Survey – Quinns Lot 211 - February 2020 43 MB
City releases proposed concept for Quinns Rocks ecotourism development
The City of Wanneroo has released a concept proposal for the redevelopment of the former Quinns Rocks Caravan Park site.
City seeks nominees for Quinns Rocks Caravan Park Redevelopment Advisory Group
The City of Wanneroo is calling for nominees to step forward and participate in a new advisory group that will help shape the future of a caravan/tourist park located in Quinns Rocks.
Have your say on potential holiday site
The City of Wanneroo is urging City residents and people from across Western Australia to contribute to an online survey on a potential holiday park at Mindarie.
Revival of Quinns Rocks Caravan Park site
The City of Wanneroo is considering redevelopment opportunities for the old Quinns Rocks Caravan Park site, and is seeking community feedback.
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Name: Paul Greer, Manager Property Services
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