The Barwon Coast Committee of Management will manage Breamlea’s caravan park starting Friday next week, inviting campers to meet the new management team.
Greater Geelong City will soon become the predecessor to the Breamlea Holiday Park, situated in the Breamlea coastal reserve. The city conducted an independent review that supported a change in management, recognizing the substantial resources needed to manage the only city-owned holiday park.
In October 2019, the council decided to endorse a change in land management to Barwon Coast, which will begin on April 1.
Barwon Coast Chief Executive Officer Gary McPike said Barwon Coast held community events in March and April to connect with the local community and campers.
“The Barwon Coast team would like to meet with people who live near, visit, or use the Breamlea coast or the Breamlea caravan park,” he said. “We wish to understand people’s aspirations and concerns about the area or caravan park and to share information on Barwon Coast and how to connect with us going forward.”
Barwon Coast currently runs two caravan parks at Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads and a campsite for seasonal use located on the Ocean Grove Spit.
“We have 55 highly-skilled staff who specialize in the conservation of natural resources, coastal amenity management, caravan park management, and tourism accommodation,” McPike said.
He said that the business’s management plan will ensure that the revenue generated by the park will directly fund its enhancement in addition to “the protection and enhancement of local coastal reserves.”
Drop-in sessions for community members were held at Breamlea Holiday Park’s community hall on Wednesday and Saturday last week. The barbeque and chat event is scheduled at the park’s barbecue areas on April 16 at 9 am.
This article originally appeared on Bellarine Times.