Caravan Park Business Plan

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 will involve two stages, being a needs assessment and business case to ensure that an evidence based approach is implemented.

The Needs Analysis (Stage 1) 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 Business Case (Stage 2) 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

The Needs Analysis has now been completed and can be viewed here.

Timeline

Project commencement | September 2022

Draft Needs Analysis | November 2022 (completed)

Draft Business Case | December 2022

How can you be involved?

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. Comments can be submitted throughout the project.

Caravan Park Business Plan Consultation

Please submit comments below regarding any aspect of the Caravan Park Needs Analysis and Business Plan.


 
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