Thursday, April 25, 2024

New management for Breamlea Holiday Park

Specialist coastal crown land manager Barwon Coast Committee of Management will take over the running of the Breamlea Holiday Park next year, City of Greater Geelong Council has announced today.

Council said it had been working with Barwon Coast on a smooth transition of responsibility for the holiday park and adjacent crown land foreshore reserves.

Following an independent review in favour of a transfer, Council in October 2019 supported a change of management to Barwon Coast, which will take place on 1 April next year.

Greater Geelong Mayor, Stephanie Asher said as the only facility of its kind run by the City, the holiday park would benefit from joining Barwon Coast’s stable of caravan parks and camp grounds.

“With significant knowledge and experience in the tourism sector, Barwon Coast is well placed to oversee all aspects of the holiday park and adjacent coastal reserves.”

“Its operating model will ensure that revenue from the holiday park goes directly into improving its facilities, and to protecting and enhancing the local environment,” the Mayor said.

With more than 55 staff, Barwon Coast specialises in caravan park management, tourism accommodation, conservation of natural resources and coastal amenity, she said.

Barwon Coast currently manages 15km of coastal reserves in the region, stretching from Collendina to west of Thirteenth Beach.

It also runs Riverview Family Caravan Park, Riverside Camp Ground and Barwon Heads Caravan Park. The City will continue to manage the coastal reserves and park until 1 April 2022.

There will be no changes to the operation of the caravan park or reserves this summer, the Mayor confirmed

Barwon Coast CEO, Gary McPike said the transfer was scheduled to occur after the peak summer season to ensure a smooth transition for park operations and maintenance of the reserves.

“We are looking forward to managing this beautiful stretch of coastline and very keen to connect with local groups, community members, key stakeholders and park visitors,” Mr McPike said.

Community drop-in sessions will be held in March 2022, to allow residents to meet the Barwon Coast team and ask questions of both organisations.

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