Southend parks on the road to recovery

10th December 2020
Delays have meant that the Southend-on-Sea Caravan Park & bush camping ground will not be re-opening to campers this summer.

Due to a number of unavoidable delays, the Southend-on-Sea Caravan Park & bush camping ground will not re-open in time for the summer holiday period. Initially, Council was working towards having the bush camping ground open in time for the summer break, whilst the caravan park site was expected to be re-opened early in February 2021.

Wattle Range Council CEO, Ben Gower said “It’s been a challenging time for all concerned in relation to getting these important tourism facilities back operating, but a combination of delays, including COVID-19 restrictions and border closures, has meant that the sites will not be ready in time”.

Mr Gower went on to say “Council certainly acknowledges that this delay will be disappointing to many, as we are certainly aware that many visitors to the park have been coming to Southend for many years.”

“Council is looking forward to reopening both sites under new management, with new ablutions/showers, landscaping and roadways still to be established once the demolition and clean-up of the aged infrastructure has been completed. When the dates for re-opening the sites have been confirmed, all those who have registered an interest in staying at either the caravan park or the bush camping ground will be contacted.” Mr Gower concluded.

For further information please contact:

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