Burekup overnight Caravan Stop to re-open

Published on Tuesday, 28 June 2022 at 9:19:24 AM

Burekup’s Caravan Stopover facility will be re-opened at its former Gardiner Reserve location but with tighter conditions of use from 1 September following a decision at Council’s June meeting.

Only three vehicles at a time will be permitted to use the parking for no longer than 24 hours at a time, with new bollards, line marking and signage detailing conditions to be installed prior to the re-opening.

The site had previously allowed for up to five vehicles and for a duration of 72 hours. Council closed the facility in February to allow for further community consultation due to a number of community complaints received.

More than 500 people visited an online consultation regarding the future of a stopover facility for Burekup with 300 participating in the consultation via a comment, dropping a pin on the map or indicating a ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ on another person’s comment. It was the highest level of participation received so far via our Connect Dardanup online consultations.

Seven community submissions were also received via email.

Of 273 responses to a vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ online survey, only 33 voted against re-opening the facility.

The majority of consultation participants also indicated support for retaining the parking in its original location.

Dardanup Shire President Mick Bennett said the decision was in line with developing the Dardanup Shire’s potential as a visitor destination - among interests expressed by community members during a Community Satisfaction Survey last year.

It was also consistent with the Burekup Community Facilities Plan which identifies the site in the short-term for formalising carparking.

“As per Council policy, Shire Rangers will endeavour to undertake twice-weekly patrols however this will be dictated by resource availability and other priority matters,” Cr Bennett said.

“The current 24 hour RV site in Dardanup has not raised to date, any significant community concerns.”

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