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Inquiry into the Provision, Use and Regulation of Caravan Parks (and Camping Grounds) in Western Australia


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:10 Mar 2009
Tabling date:15 Oct 2009
Deadline for submissions:01 May 2009
Date Ended:15 Oct 2009
Committee:Economics and Industry Committee (2008 - 2013)
House:Legislative Assembly
Media Statements: 03/18/2009
07/02/2009
07/02/2009
07/23/2009
07/27/2009
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:The Economics and Industry Standing Committee adopted the following terms of reference on 9th March 2009.

That the Committee inquire into and report on the Provision, Use and Regulation of Caravan Parks (and Camping Grounds) in Western Australia.

In particular, the Committee will investigate the:
(1) Structure, conduct and performance of the caravan park industry;
(2) Demand, supply and costs, and trends thereof, of caravan park sites and related services;
(3) Supply and demand for long-and short-stay sites including camping sites;
(4) Impact of existing legislation, and state and local government policies regulating caravan parks, particularly relating to:
- maintaining a viable caravan park industry,
- protecting the rights of operators and users, and
- providing an adequate mix of long- and short-stay facilities and sites.

The Committee will report on 15th October 2009.

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
City of Joondalup received on 1 May 2009
Aspen Parks Property Management Ltd received on 15 May 2009
Mr S.R. Tucker received on 15 Apr 2009
Mandalay Holiday Resort and Tourist Park received on 24 Apr 2009
Mrs L Elliss received on 20 Apr 2009
Margaret River Tourist Park & Country Cottages received on 30 Apr 2009
Town of Claremont received on 5 Oct 2009
Mr G Kerrigan received on 10 Jun 2009
Mr P Miles, MLA - Member for Wanneroo received on 1 May 2009
Department for Planning and Infrastructure received on 1 May 2009
Shire of Gingin received on 31 Jul 2009
Mr A Waddell, MLA - Member for Forrestfield received on 14 Sep 2009
Department of Local Government and Regional Development received on 19 May 2009
Mr B Cresdee received on 20 Apr 2009
City of Mandurah received on 18 May 2009
Mrs C Connolly received on 30 Apr 2009
Department of Environment and Conservation received on 19 May 2009
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River received on 23 Jul 2009
Park Home Owners Association WA Inc. received on 7 Aug 2009
City of Rockingham received on 15 May 2009
Building Industry Development - Department of Commerce received on 19 May 2009
Department of Environment and Conservation received on 16 Sep 2009
City of Cockburn received on 30 Apr 2009
Department of Local Government received on 10 Jul 2009
Albany Holiday Park received on 29 Apr 2009
Department of Indigenous Affairs received on 21 May 2009
City of Albany received on 23 Jul 2009
Horrocks Beach Caravan Park received on 30 Apr 2009
Mr W Hansby received on 19 Jun 2009
Caravan Industry Association Western Australia Inc. received on 10 Jul 2009
Cable Beach Caravan Park received on 25 May 2009
Lazy Days Caravan Park received on 29 Apr 2009
City of Wanneroo received on 5 Mar 2009
WA Association of Caravan Clubs Inc. received on 2 Jul 2009
Shire of Boddington received on 1 May 2009
Town of Port Hedland received on 6 Apr 2009
Shire of Busselton, Geographe Bay received on 6 May 2009
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia & Tourism Council of WA received on 20 May 2009
Western Australian Local Government Association received on 6 May 2009
Wedge Island Protection Association Inc. received on 30 Apr 2009
Shire of Capel received on 4 May 2009
Ms J A Maddams received on 20 Apr 2009
Albany's Emu Beach Caravan Park received on 22 May 2009
Tourism Western Australia received on 8 May 2009
Ms M Sibly and Mr N Hampson received on 29 Apr 2009
Federation of Western Australian Bushwalkers Inc. received on 12 May 2009
Shire of Manjimup received on 8 Jun 2009
Mr J Campbell received on 14 Apr 2009
South West Development Commission received on 29 Apr 2009
Mrs M Leavy received on 29 Apr 2009
Shire of Kalamunda received on 23 Apr 2009
Park Home Residents of Fremantle Village received on 1 May 2009
Department of Housing received on 15 May 2009
Department of Sport and Recreation received on 21 May 2009
York Caravan Park received on 14 May 2009
Mrs J Sherwood received on 30 Apr 2009
Mrs G L Measey & Mr R Barnes received on 6 May 2009
Mr I Winter received on 20 Apr 2009
Shire of Wyndham - East Kimberley received on 9 Jun 2009
Shire of Carnarvon received on 28 Aug 2009
CCI Submission 22 - Mandalay Holiday Resort and Tourist Park received on 23 Apr 2009
Mr F & Ms M Armstrong received on 28 Apr 2009
Mrs G R Moffitt received on 14 Apr 2009
Mrs J A Goodfellow received on 28 Apr 2009
WA Association of Caravan Clubs Inc. received on 13 Jul 2009
Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia Limited received on 2 Jul 2009
WA Association of Caravan Clubs Inc received on 30 Apr 2009
Shire of Carnarvon received on 4 Sep 2009
Department of Commerce received on 28 Jul 2009
Shire of Nannup received on 18 May 2009
Mr A Murray received on 20 Apr 2009
Shire of Boyup Brook received on 1 May 2009
Roebuck Bay Caravan Park received on 22 May 2009
Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia Ltd. received on 28 Apr 2009
Ms A Levens received on 28 Apr 2009
Mr R Harris received on 1 Apr 2009
City of Swan received on 28 May 2009
Shire of Denmark received on 1 May 2009
Peel Development Commission received on 5 May 2009
Mr R Fimister received on 23 Jul 2009
Bibbulmun Track Foundation received on 12 May 2009
City of Albany received on 28 May 2009
Ms Rita Safiotti, MLA - Member for West Swan received on 1 May 2009
Park Home Owners Association WA Inc received on 28 Apr 2009
Mrs G L Measey received on 7 Apr 2009
Shire of Waroona received on 8 Apr 2009
Warroora Station received on 4 Aug 2009
Shire of Exmouth received on 22 May 2009
Shire of Carnamah received on 21 Apr 2009
Pink Lake Tourist Park received on 16 Apr 2009
Ms A Hill & Mr R Lance received on 30 Apr 2009
Ms T Rudd received on 28 Apr 2009
Department for Communities received on 27 May 2009
Mr L & Mrs M Timmers received on 6 Apr 2009
Mr G and Mrs R Haggett received on 2 Apr 2009
Mr M Evans & Mr G Speed received on 16 Apr 2009
Mr F Granger received on 11 Sep 2009
Caravan Industry Association of Western Australia Inc. received on 15 May 2009
Department of Environment and Conservation received on 23 Sep 2009
Department of Commerce received on 1 May 2009
Mr T Craig received on 16 Apr 2009
Mr G Jackson received on 7 Apr 2009
Hillview Lifestyle Village Liasion Committee received on 30 Apr 2009
Shire of Gingin received on 30 Apr 2009
Department of Housing received on 15 Jul 2009
Mr G Quirk received on 30 Apr 2009
Shire of Augusta and Margaret River received on 21 May 2009
Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mrs Donna Cocking (President, Caravan Industry Association Western Australia), Ms Pat Strahan (Chief Executive Officer, Caravan Industry Association Western Australia), Mr Simon Hall (Town Planner, Caravan Industry Association Western Australia) on 2 Jul 2009
Evidence by.. Mr Edward Walker (Retired Accountant, WA Association of Caravan Clubs Inc) on 2 Jul 2009
Evidence by.. Mr Phillip Chadd (State Representative, Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia) on 2 Jul 2009
Evidence by.. Ms Donna Cocking (Chairperson, Advisory Committee, Caravan Camping Ground Act, Department of Local Government and Regional Development), Mr Ross Earnshaw (Manager, Statutory Support, Department of Local Government) on 3 Jul 2009
Evidence by.. Mr Shane Edmonds (Public Servant, Department of Housing), Mr Marque Raymond (Principal Policy Officer, Department of Housing) on 3 Jul 2009
Evidence by.. Ms Anne Marie Driscoll (Commissioner for Consumer Protection, Department of Commerce), Mr David Hillyard (Director, Industry and Consumer Services, Department of Commerce), Mr Andrew Zell (Policy Officer, Department of Commerce) on 24 Jul 2009
Evidence by.. Mr Peter Sharp (Director, Parks and Visitor Services, Department of Environment and Conservation), Ms Tracy Shea (Acting Assistant Director, Policy and Planning, Department of Environment and Conservation) on 24 Jul 2009
Evidence by.. Ms Anne Hill (Executive Director, Regional Planning and Strategy, Department of Planning), Mr Denis Millan (Director, Strategic Projects, Department of Planning), Mr David Nunn (Director, Department of Planning) on 27 Jul 2009
Evidence by.. Mr Peter Crockenberg (Vice-President, Park Home Owners Association Western Australia Incorporated), Mr Brian Sargent (President, Park Home Owners Association Western Australia Incorporated), Mr Mervyn Archer (Committee Member, Park Home Owners Association Western Australia Incorporated) on 27 Jul 2009
Evidence by.. Mr Gregory Cole (Park Owner, Pink Lake Tourist Park) on 27 Jul 2009
Evidence by.. Mr Pat Matthews (Plant Manager, Main Roads Western Australia) on 28 Jul 2009
Evidence by.. Mr Richard Muirhead (Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Western Australia), Ms Jennifer Duffecy (Executive Director, Tourism Western Australia), Mr Steve Crawford Director Strategic Policy, Tourism Western Australia), Ms Vicki Suckling (Planning Manager, Tourism Western Australia) on 28 Jul 2009
Evidence by.. Professor David Wood (Chair, Ningaloo Sustainable Development Committee, Curtin University), Dr Tod Jones (Research Fellow, Curtin Sustainable Tourism Centre, Curtin University), Miss Anna Lewis (Doctoral Researcher,Curtin University) on 28 Jul 2009
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
2 Provision, Use and Regulation of Caravan Parks (and Camping Grounds) in Western Australia15 Oct 2009More...