Van park 'good use of site'

PROPOSED plans for a caravan park on crown land near Cabarita Beach would provide “a much better use for this site for the whole community” said a spokeswoman for the development.

The comment follows a public meeting of about 400 people on Monday, which voiced concern at the proposal being put forward by Tweed Shire Council in its role as the Tweed Coast Holiday Parks Reserve Trust and the State Government's Land and Property Management Authority.

The spokeswoman for the authorities said two parts of the 8.3ha property – where 200 van park sites are planned – were of environmental significance and would not be developed.

“The remainder of the land parcel, under proposal for development is a heavily disturbed, ex-sand-mining site.

“The proposed plans include a much better use for this site for the whole community.”

The project was now in the public exhibition stage – until February 28 – then all comments and prospective plans would be compiled into a report.



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