Approval to operate a camping ground or caravan park (Whitsunday) - Queensland

Description

You need this approval to use land as a camping ground or caravan park where you use the following structures as temporary abodes:

  • cabins
  • caravans
  • tent flies
  • awnings
  • moveable dwellings
  • other structures.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You should check that zoning is appropriate prior to applying for this approval.

To receive approval, council must be satisfied of the following:

  • you will operate the caravan park/camping ground in a way that will not cause nuisance, inconvenience or annoyance to the occupiers of adjoining land or environmental harm.
  • all facilities in the caravan park/camping ground will remain at an acceptable standard or will be brought to acceptable standard for use by residents.
  • the proposed manager of the caravan park/camping ground is suitable.
  • the operation and management of the caravan park/camping ground will comply with the criteria laid down under Local Law policies.

You will need to acquire a Development Permit.

Fees

Contact council to determine applicable fees.

Local law(s) name

Whitsunday Regional Council - Local Law (Accommodation Premises) 2011

Whitsunday Regional Council - Subordinate Local Law (Accommodation Premises) 2011

Application process

Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.

Additional information

Councils regulate camping grounds and caravan parks to:

  • ensure that caravan and commercial camping grounds are properly maintained
  • ensure that the operator of a commercial camping ground provides basic facilities for users of the camping ground
  • ensure that camping grounds comply with appropriate standards of cleanliness and hygiene
  • regulate conduct on camping grounds
  • safeguard health and safety in caravan parks
  • provide for the comfort and convenience of short term and long term caravan park residents.

Administering agency

Whitsunday Regional Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Environmental Health and Local Laws Unit

Whitsunday Regional Council

Operating address: BOWEN
67 Herbert Street
Bowen QLD 4805
Operating address: CANNONVALE
Shop 23 Whitsunday Plaza
Cannonvale QLD 4802
Operating address: COLLINSVILLE
Cnr. Stanley and Conway Streets
Collinsville QLD 4804
Operating address: PROSERPINE
52 Main Street
Proserpine QLD 4800
Mailing address: PO BOX 104
Proserpine, Queensland 4800
Contact us phone: 1300 972 753
Fax: 07 4945 0222
Email: info@whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au
Website: Whitsunday Regional Council (Opens in new window)