Work set to start on Skenes Creek Foreshore Caravan Park Redevelopment
Published on 17 August 2022
The Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority (the Authority) has awarded a contract to redevelop the Skenes Creek Foreshore Caravan Park, with work to begin in coming months.
The redevelopment will involve the installation of two new demountable buildings at the caravan park, located six kilometres east of Apollo Bay along the Great Ocean Road.
The project will include a new reception building, and a new toilet and amenities block with kitchen facilities, compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act.
The Authority commenced management of the caravan park on 1 December 2020. As part of this transition, the Authority undertook an independent safety audit of the park and its facilities, including the onsite kiosk.
The audit revealed several safety issues and hazards that required attention at the park, including the removal of the kiosk.
As a result, the caravan park has been operating at a limited capacity since 2020 while planning has been underway for the redevelopment.
The planning phase included consultation with the camping community and the Skenes Creek Residents Association to ensure the redevelopment included facilities and features that were most important to them, and serviced the diverse needs of all users.
The project, which will be built by Geelong-based construction companies SCAADA Group and Formflow, means the caravan park will back to full capacity and with brand new facilities by the end of the year.
The project is funded by the Victorian Government and is part of the $18.197 million Great Ocean Road Visitor Experience Uplift grant to deliver improvements to the visitor experience along the iconic Great Ocean Road.
Quotes attributable to Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority CEO, Jodie Sizer
“Like the Skenes Creek community and regular visitors to the area, we have been eagerly anticipating getting the much-loved Skene Creek Foreshore Caravan Park back to full capacity.”
“We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to this special part of the world to enjoy our brand new facilities in time for the coming peak visitor season.”
Quotes attributable to SCAADA Group Managing Director, Dale Smith.
“SCAADA Group is extremely excited to be part of this fantastic project. We look forward to bringing a modern, sustainable touch to an amazing part of Australia with a progressive and enthusiastic client.”