Scarness caravan park closed for electrical upgrade


Fraser Coast Regional Council Director of Organisational Services Keith Parsons said testing carried out following recent repair work on a damaged powerhead pole had identified the need for the cabling to be replaced throughout the entire site as soon as possible.

“The safety of those staying at our caravan parks is our highest priority,” he said.

“The Scarness Caravan Park will need to remain closed until the electrical issues are addressed.

“Council had already begun master planning for the four beachfront tourist caravan parks we own with works programmed for the Scarness Caravan Park in the 2020/21 financial year.

“A report is being prepared for next week’s Council meeting to consider the best path forward, which may include fast tracking the master plan and bringing forward a multi-million dollar upgrade of the Scarness Caravan Park.

“The electrical work and potential future upgrades will require the Scarness Caravan Park to be closed for many months and that will mean reduced income for Council, but safety comes first.

“The Scarness Caravan Park is very popular as it is a magnificent location right on the Esplanade overlooking the ocean, and we know there will be a lot of people disappointed that it needs to close while this work is done.

“We apologise for the inconvenience and Council will be in touch with guests who had bookings in coming months to offer a full refund.

“Where possible we will seek to accommodate the bookings at our other caravan parks located at Pialba, Torquay and Burrum Heads.

“This work is necessary to ensure the Scarness Caravan Park is safe and has modern facilities that cater for the needs of tourists coming to stay and holiday on the Fraser Coast.”