Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds
Council’s Subordinate Local Law No. 1.8 (Operation of Caravan Park) 2012 and Subordinate Local Law No. 1.6 (Operation of Camping Grounds) provides minimum requirements in relation to site layout, amenities, laundry facilities as well as requirements to maintain the facilities and grounds.
A camping ground is a facility for tents only, if tents, motorhomes, caravans are all allowed on site you require an approval for a caravan park.
To access the above Subordinate Local Laws, please see the Legislation Related links section.
Other Council Approvals
Operating a caravan park or camping ground may require approval from Council’s Town Planning, Building, Plumbing and Trade Waste sections. You are required to make separate enquiries in relation to these areas. The information ion this page is only in relation to the activities delegated to the Environment and Health section.
Making an application
An Approval to Operate Caravan Park Application/Approval to Operate a Camping Ground Application is to be completed and submitted to Council with the required fee. The application must include a site plan with the layout of the premise facilities and internal roads.
Council’s Environmental Health Officers will review and approve/condition the plan in accordance with the requirements of the Subordinate Local Law. Once construction is underway a progress inspection may be requested. When work is complete a pre-opening inspection must be booked. Council’s Environmental Health Officers will undertake the inspection and if satisfactory will approve the business to commence operating. Your Certificate of Approval will then be issued.
The Approval is required to be renewed each year, Council issues a renewal notice prior to 30 June each year.
Buying an existing business
Council recommends prospective purchasers of caravan parks and camping grounds apply for a Health Inspection, fees apply, prior to settlement. This allows an Environmental Health Officer to inspect the premises to identify any potential issues. The current approval holder is also required to approve the application.
Transfer of Approval
When there is a change in the approval holder, an application may be made to transfer the approval to the new owner, fees apply.
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