Opinions divided over $12 million upgrade for caravan park
SOME Evans Head community members have expressed concern about the $12 million upgrade to the caravan park, saying it will make Evans Head too expensive for the average family.
On the Evans Head Notice Board, Margaret Preston said: “Lots of holiday makers will not come now because they will not be able to afford it.
“Why fix something that is not broken ... what will happen to the (people) who camped here every year because that’s what they could afford?”
But there was a lot of positive feedback as well.
Aaron Campbell, Steve Cselka and Gary Mcdonald were among those who said it was great news for the coastal village.
“Can’t wait! We will be staying there. It will bring more facilities to the area for holidays,” Naomi Simspon said.
Leeanne Holdforth said: “I’m glad wheelchair water access will be improved.”
Kathy Smith thought an upgrade was positive, but said this plan went too far.
“Yes, keep facilities up to date, park maintained, wheelchair access but no need for water parks and over the top expensive cabins etc,” she wrote.
Steve Sun could see why families were upset, but said it was worth it for the region.
“I do feel for families/generations that have been camping there for years,” he said.
“But like most things, a change is required for the better and hope most people accept the plans with a view that (it) will increase tourism to our area more regularly.”
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