Western Australian Caravan and Camping Action Plan 2013-2018
Project status: In progress
Families and visitors will benefit from improved facilities, better access to the State's national parks and better support for caravan and camping following a $40.7 million Royalties for Regions investment into the Western Australian Caravan and Camping Action Plan 2013-2018.
The Caravan and Camping Action Plan, which includes the Parks for People initiative, aims to expand the number of affordable recreational camping and caravanning facilities across the State, including enhancing facilities in our national parks.
The initiative is set to deliver the following:
- At least 450 new campsites in eight new campgrounds.
- Expansion/upgrade of at least nine existing campgrounds within 13 DPaW managed parks, State forest recreation areas or former pastoral lease areas.
- Installation of infrastructure in at least three commercial tourism accommodation leases located on DPaW managed lands.
- Creation of five new 'investor ready' land site opportunities in high priority locations around the state.
- At least one new commercial campground on Indigenous lands in the Kimberley.
- Upgrade and enhancement of 12 existing and development of 2 new 24 hour rest areas on key drive corridors.
- 20-30 black waste dump points installed on key drive corridors throughout the State.
- Training for caravan park staff to encourage professional standards and support participation by caravan park businesses in accreditation.
- Creation of comprehensive overflow guidelines and implementation of infrastructure improvements at priority overflow site/s;
- Review of the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Act 1995 and associated regulations.
- Review of Planning Bulletin No. 49.
This is a joint project between: