A map of the proposed holiday and caravan park in Bowen.
A map of the proposed holiday and caravan park in Bowen.

Proposed caravan park in Bowen gets new 2022 deadline

A NEW tourist park could soon be built just outside Bowen that would include a motel, restaurant and more than 80 holiday homes.

Whitsunday Regional Council granted an extension to a development application for a new accommodation and caravan park in Bowen last week.

The proposed park would be built on a vacant lot on the Bruce Highway 2km south of the Big Mango visitor information centre.

Plans of the restaurant area at the proposed caravan park in Bowen.
Plans of the restaurant area at the proposed caravan park in Bowen.

The park backs on to a residential area in Whitsunday Shores Estate.

The original application came before the council in June 2016 and was approved by councillors at the time.

The proposal includes 86 relocatable dwellings, a motel with 42 units, an office, managers residence and a restaurant.

Plans also show space for a playground and nine barbecue areas.

Plans of the relocatable homes for the proposed caravan park.
Plans of the relocatable homes for the proposed caravan park.

The proposed units in the motel will be open plan with a single bedroom, living area, bathroom and veranda.

The relocatable homes will have two bedrooms as well as a study, bathroom, carport and deck.

The managers residence will have three bedrooms with a living and dining area, common laundry and commercial kitchen.

Designs of the motel at the proposed holiday park.
Designs of the motel at the proposed holiday park.

The proposed caravan park includes a men's shed, boat and caravan storage yard, craft area and games area.

The original plans also indicated the restaurant and function room facilities within the park will be available to the general public.

The extension for the development was granted until August 1 2022.


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