No plans for Chinderah caravan park

TWEED Coast developer Danny Gillies, whose company had been behind mooted plans for another caravan park at Chinderah, says the firm is no longer pursuing the development site.

The proposals to establish Chinderah's ninth caravan park on a property off Ocean Drive had alarmed some Chinderah residents who said the area already had enough van parks.

Mr Gillies, who had been not been contactable when the Tweed Daily News most recently reported on the issue earlier this month because he was away from the area, says his company Seekchange is now not pursuing the Ocean Drive site.

Tweed Shire Council has been holding to the line that rumours another caravan park has been approved for Tweed's caravan capital - Chinderah - are just that.

Fears that another van park is about to developed in the area which already has eight, housing several thousand caravan and relocatable home residents, resurfaced early this month with one resident calling the Tweed Daily News to voice her alarm.

Last September Chinderah residents protested after documents supposedly outlined a new caravan park and camping ground bordered by Phillip Street, Ocean Drive, Avoca Street and Wommin Bay Road were found lying on the ground near the site.

Seekchange, the company behind The Point resort of over-50's at Hastings Point, confirmed the plans at the time , although the council said it had no record of any such proposal.

Earlier this month a council spokesperson said there had been no discussions with Seekchange or Danny Gillies regarding a caravan park at Chinderah and the council had not received any application.

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