Caravan park enters new beginning

12th August 2020

The Southend-on-Sea Caravan Park is entering a new and exciting phase with work to commence shortly on the repatriation of the caravan park site and establishment of a Recreational Vehicle (RV) park.

For some time, Council has been concerned about the coastal environmental impacts on the park with significant erosion impacting the ongoing operations and viability of the existing caravan park.

“Council recently conducted an independent review of, and community consultation on, the future operation of the Park in the lead up to the expiry of the current lease. At the Council meeting held 14 July 2020, after seeking expressions of interest on the future management of the site, Council resolved to commence a formal tender process for the operation and management of the Southend Caravan Park and Bush Camp as self-contained RV facilities only,” Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben Gower said.

“Council is conscious of the importance of the park to the local economy and the aim is to have the park, including the Bush Camp, operational as soon as practicable,” he added.

"The park will be closed for a period of time to allow Council to undertake remediation works, including the demolition of the amenities block, BBQ area and all relevant structures on the site. Council has also issued notice to the permanent site holders requesting the clearance of all structures and any related underground infrastructure.

“Whilst the current amenities will be removed Council have requested costings for the installation of a basic transportable toilet and amenity block. These costings are expected to be provided in a report to Council next month,“ Mr Gower concluded.

For further information please contact:

Ben Gower, Chief Executive Officer
Telephone:                (08) 8733 0900