Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Caravan Park Set to Stay; Councillor Calls for Upgrade of Facilities

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Caravan Park Set to Stay; Councillor Calls for Upgrade of Facilities

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Byline: Anna Hartley anna.hartley@qt.com.au

SCENIC Rim Councillor Rick Stanfield has refuted claims that Lake Moogerah Caravan Park will face closure in 2016.

Speculation about the popular facility's potential demise has been furthered with a "Save Lake Moogerah Caravan Park" Facebook page that has received almost 4000 likes.

However the Moogerah councillor said the real issue was not whether or not the park would close, but what it would look like in a few years' time.

"Nobody has said the place is going to close, the issue is what upgrade can take place and how that's going to happen," Cr Stanfield said.

"Since the last flood Seqwater has decided that any cabins in the flood margins are to be removed and in 2016 our lease will be renewed."

Scenic Rim Regional Council plans to gather public feedback on the facility, which attracts hundreds of campers and water skiers during the peak holiday season.

"We've sent out an expression of interest to stakeholders in the caravan park that binds them in no way. …

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