Crescent Head Holiday Park upgrade

Overview

The replacement of twelve cabins is a much-needed upgrade to the Crescent Head Holiday Park. Council advertised the tender for the construction and installation of 12 cabins at Crescent Head Holiday Park that will replace the existing cabins closest to the Reception building in the Oceanside precinct.

These cabins are at their end of useful life and no longer meet industry standards or customer expectations. Cabin replacement is a normal part of asset management however these new cabins will provide a substantial upgrade with benefits including:

  • Better insulation and good use of natural light, delivering improved comfort for guests
  • A wider variety of cabin layouts including one three-bedroom cabin
  • Decks for enhanced outdoor recreation including daybeds and barbecues
  • A modern, visually attractive design that fits with the character of Crescent Head and enhances the appeal of the Holiday Park itself
  • Some Accessible cabins enabling all holiday makers to stay at the park

While the total number of cabins offered will reduce by one, the new cabin layouts will accommodate more people through an increase in the number of available beds.

June 2020 - Crescent Head cabin auction a huge success

Kempsey Shire Council successfully auctioned the 13 retired cabins from Crescent Head Holiday Park to raise funds for upgrades, following a high-profile public auction campaign.

Lloyds Auctioneers and Valuers were engaged to auction the 13 existing Oceanside cabins at Crescent Head Holiday Park. The auction was published online on 18 May 2020 and closed 10am 12 June 2020.

Great interest was shown prior to and during the auction period resulting in a strong result, with all 13 cabins selling via the auction.

The funds generated from the sale of the cabins will be utilised to help fund the Macleay Valley Coast Holiday Park upgrade program. Council investigated the potential to donate the cabins to bushfire affected residents however NSW state legislation significantly restricts Council from donating public goods of value to individuals.

July 2020 - Cabin installation to be COVID safe

Kempsey Shire Council have engaged Kennedy Builders to supply the twelve new cabins which will be installed at Crescent Head Holiday Park during August-September.

Kennedy Builders is based in at Mulwala, a small town on the NSW side of the Murray River opposite Yarrawonga in Victoria. The workforce of Kennedy Builders includes residents of both Victoria and NSW, and some vehicles used by Kennedy Builders are registered in Victoria while others are registered in NSW.

The COVID-19 related Border Control Zone and process that has been in place between NSW and Victoria since early July means that all employees and subcontractors of Kennedy Builders are required to sign a weekly declaration confirming they have not entered any part of Victoria outside of the Border Control Zone. The Mulwala-Yarrawonga region has had no cases of COVID-19 since early April, prior to the hotel quarantine, when returned overseas travellers were permitted to self-isolate at home.

Employees and subcontractors from Kennedy Builders installing the new cabins at Crescent Head will be NSW residents and all will have stringently adhered to the above mentioned Border Control Zone procedures and permits system, thus enabling them to complete the installation of the cabins at Crescent Head whilst being compliant with COVID-19 related Public Health Orders.

August-October 2020 - Car park closures

The cabins will be delivered in three shipments between late August and early October. During delivery the closure of the car park is required for heavy vehicle access and to ensure public safety. The car park will be closed for cabin deliveries between:

  • 8pm Tuesday 25 August - 5pm Wednesday 26 August
  • 8pm Tuesday 8 September - 5pm Wednesday 9 September
  • 8pm Wednesday 30 September - 1pm Thursday 1 October

Once all cabins in the shipment are into the oceanside strip of the carpark, the area of the car park between the roundabout and the skate park will be reopened.

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