It’s a busy time of year at the Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park in northern New South Wales … but that is all about to change.
The iconic beachside park will be temporarily closed on January 30 next year while a controversial re-development is carried out. The $22 million project will see a rock wall built and an ‘open space park’ opened, while the number of sites will be slashed.
The Brisbane Courier-Mail reports that the park will go from having more than 90 caravan sites to less than 50 following the redevelopment. There will also be about seven or eight cabins and about 10 camping sites.
The new-look park is due to re-open in 2018. Tweed Shire Council and Tweed Coast Holiday Parks decided to redevelop the site following ongoing erosion problems. It is hoped a new sea wall will reduce these issues.
The council says the new foreshore and parklands will attract more people to the area, and will give better access to the beach for everyone, not just the caravan park patrons.
However, local business people such as Kingy Surf Shop owner, Clinton Goodman, are worried about the impact the redevelopment will have.
“I get so many people coming into the store from over there,” he said. “I’d say about 50% are from the caravan park.”
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