The Sunshine Coast Council has a proposed plan for Mooloolaba that involves removing the Ocean Beach Caravan park for a walkway and parklands.
We strongly oppose this plan for the following reasons:
1) The Ocean Beach caravan park is one of only a handful of true beachfront caravan parks left in S.E Qld. The park is iconic and renowned Australia wide. The caravanning industry is one of the highest booming industries in Australia and this park is on the must visit list for many people, each bringing their tourism dollars to Mooloolaba.
2) Mooloolaba is much loved because of its relaxed coastal vibe. Destroying this park is contradictory to that. The caravan park offers the community an opportunity to enjoy a holiday whilst also providing a community based social aspect, children and adults making new friends alike,
3) The caravan park offers families an affordable beach Mooloolaba holiday. Many families cannot afford the unit prices in Mooloolaba and removing this park would impact greatly. Amalgamating the 34 sites into other parks would be inadequate as they are already at overflowing during peak times and they do not offer the same quality, safety or location.
4) There are already ample parkland areas in and around Mooloolaba that could be upgraded and improved without having to sacrifice the caravan park. Greater use could be made of the parkland between the esplanade and the main beach (where Steve Irwin statue is), and a multi storey car park near Brisbane rd and removing the beach front car parks would provide ample space for any requirements. Improvements could be made to the exisiting walkway width etc between Mooloolaba and Alex Heads.
PLEASE SAVE OUR OCEAN BEACH FRONT CARAVAN PARK