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Have Your Say on WA’s Caravan Park and Camping Ground Laws

Western Australia’s camping enthusiasts have until September 1, 2014 to make comment on proposed changes to caravan park and camping ground laws. 

Local Government Minister Tony Simpson says the existing 17-year-old laws are outdated and proposed changes include

  • giving park operators longer licences, lower compliance costs and greater flexibility to meet consumer demands
  • giving users a greater choice and more affordable holiday options
  • providing simpler and flexible laws to meet the needs of the locality and to allow tourism to evolve and flourish.

“Western Australia’s outdoor lifestyle means it has more caravan, camper-trailer and campervan registrations than any other State, with 30 for every 1,000 people,” Mr Simpson said.

 “Whether you are a camper, caravan user, operator or long-stay tenant, your comments are important to us and it’s important your views are submitted now.”

 The consultation paper comes as the State Government implements its $21.05million Parks for People initiative, which will provide more high-quality, low-cost holiday options for WA families and tourists.  Under the initiative at least 450 new campsites will be created in 16 national parks.

This is the first stage of the public consultation proces on caravan and camping ground laws. The Department of Local Government and Communities will consider all submissions and then release a further consultation paper.

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