Latrobe & Port Sorell
Port Sorell Caravan Park Upgrade9th Jul 2020
Latrobe Council has been fortunate to receive $2.5 million from the Local Government Loans Program to finalise the implementation of the Port Sorell Caravan Park Master Plan.
The program is part of the Tasmania Government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and is designed to “encourage local governments to invest and employ more Tasmanians to upgrade, renovate and to do necessary maintenance to improve existing local government infrastructure.”
The Port Sorell Caravan Park Master Plan was released in August 2018, following a 5-month study and consultation process led by Sustainable Park Solutions.
The Master Plan included a 30-year financial plan, concept plans and recommendations to upgrade facilities, accommodation, marketing, compliance, and operational aspects of the park. The plan has been adopted by the management committee as a guiding document, with several operational and capital upgrades effected over the last two financial years.
The new funding agreement will allow Council to implement the remainder of the upgrades, including new entrance, main amenities building, office and caretaker accommodation, new cabin accommodation options and additional carparking.
Latrobe Council and the Lions Club of Port Sorell Inc have recently agreed to extend their affiliation agreement, which will see a continued presence of the service club in the caravan park operations and on the management committee for another five years.
The Lions Club of Port Sorell Inc are well known for their popular pancake Sundays and Relay for Life fundraising raffles as well as their Australia Day BBQ and water slide activities.
Subject to the final design and tendering, construction is anticipated to begin in October 2020, with site works and the new amenities block being constructed prior to Christmas.
The remainder of the project will be undertaken between February and Easter 2021 to avoid the peak holiday periods.
Some sites within the park may be unavailable during these periods, including the March long weekend.