Caravan Park Enhancement

Through the adoption of the Council Plan 2022-2032, Council resolved to progress a business plan to determine the need and viability for the upgrading of the Boddington Caravan Park.

This project encompasses three stages, being a needs assessment, concept plan development, and business case. This multi-faceted approach will ensure that the final outcome is evidence-based.

The Needs Analysis (Stage 1) is complete and can be viewed here. This involved:

  • Accommodation demand/supply analysis
  • Consideration of the current and potential product mix to meet demand and ensure financial viability and a positive user experience
  • Review and assessment of existing caravan park, noting any redevelopment requirements to ensure flexibility to “future proof” the development
  • Assess current management arrangements and provide alternative management options where appropriate
  • Determine opportunity for future staging of construction and development
  • Provide concepts for minimising construction and servicing costs
  • Consider potential to incorporate alternative uses for sites in the caravan park
  • Liaison with relevant industry stakeholders

The Concept Planning (Stage 2) is at draft stage, and the plans can be viewed here. This stage has involved:

  • Reviewing the specific needs for improvement within the current site, and recommending specific improvements
  • Planning the layout of additional accommodation options within the current site and overflow area.

 The Business Case (Stage 3) is expected to be complete by 30 June 2023, and will involve:

  • Caravan industry research, best case examples, locational advantages and potential issues
  • Short and long-term market impacts of COVID-19 pandemic
  • Current market trends and market projections
  • Broad capital cost estimate of potential redevelopment – including construction and site services
  • Financial modelling including projected occupancy and yield
  • Estimated operational costs
  • Product mix variability outcomes
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • High-level social and economic impact analysis


Project commencement | September 2022

Needs Analysis | November 2022 (completed)

Concept Plans | April 2023

Business Case | June 2023

What's Next?

Specific engagement with local accommodation businesses has formed a part of this project, as well as an open opportunity to register to be individually consulted. 

Submissions are now closed (as of 4 May 2023).

All submissions are now under review and outcome will be presented at the June Ordinary Council Meeting 2023.