Fraser Coast Beachfront Caravan Parks Redevelopment

Project Overview

Fraser Coast Regional Council owns four caravan parks along the beachfront in Hervey Bay.

These caravan parks have been in operation for many years. Facilities and infrastructure in the parks are all in need of refurbishment to meet current caravan park standards. In addition, van sites encroach onto the foreshore and no longer meet the demands of the market. The internal roadways are narrow, making it difficult to manoeuvre the average vehicles and caravans.

Council has embarked on a planned refurbishment program for Scarness and Burrum Heads, and has now completed the master planning process for Torquay and Pialba.

The Scarness Beachfront Tourist Park Stage 1 rebooking ballot is currently in progress.

The Tourist Park has been designed using modern principles to cater for larger vans and meet customer expectations. This has resulted in a decrease in overall site numbers, and we are unable to cater all historical recurrent bookings. The ballot is designed to determine the first 12 months of bookings from 1 March 2024 to 28 February 2025 for the newly developed western end of the Park.

The Esplanade footpath in front of the Scarness Caravan Park will be reopened by the weekend

Stage One of the Scarness Caravan Park Redevelopment is progressing well

  • Master plans for Burrum Heads and Scarness

    Completed 2021

  • Community Engagement for Torquay and Pialba

    November-December 2021

  • Civil & Building Design Award

    Civil and building design commenced, starting with Scarness Caravan Park April 2022

  • Adoption of Torquay and Pialba Master Plans

    June 2022

  • Scarness Civil Design

    Civil Design has been completed for approvals and tendering purposes - August 2022

  • Scarness Phase 1 Civil Works Tender Advertised

    Tender documents have been issued to the market for pricing starting August 2022

  • Construction of Scarness Caravan Park

    Construction commenced, expected completion 2024

  • Construction of Scarness Caravan Park

    Phase 1 building works Scarness Caravan Park awarded. Expected opening of western half of caravan park early 2024.

  • Construction of Burrum Heads, Torquay and Pialba Caravan Parks

    Expected 2023-2026