More holiday makers can soon make their way to Woodgate with plans for the NRMA Woodgate Beach Holiday Park expansion approved by Bundaberg Regional Council.
Earlier this year the holiday park lodged the development application proposing to add 19 new caravan sites, two free-standing ensuites, a mini golf course and a new road.
The ensuite cabins, each proposed to be six metres by two metres, would service new caravan sites six and seven and eight and nine respectively.
Council Development Group Manager Michael Ellery said the additional sites would cater to increasing demand.
“Demand for powered sites at the NRMA Woodgate Beach Holiday Park has increased by 50 per cent since 2017,” Mr Ellery said.
“During peak season the holiday park is regularly at full capacity and even during their more quiet times there is still a high demand for powered sites in particular.
“Careful planning has taken place thought to make sure that these additional visitors do not impact on the amenity of nearby residents, including managing traffic into and out of the site to ensure existing quiet residential streets are not disrupted.”
Mr Ellery said the expansion of the holiday park would also help to support other Woodgate businesses by attracting more visitors.
“This expansion will allow more tourists to choose our region for their next holiday, providing a boost to the local economy,” he said.
“The additional 19 sites will take the park to a total of 186 sites, including cabins.”
The NRMA Woodgate Beach Holiday Park sits on about four hectares, just 50 metres from the pristine coastline.
The beachfront park already offers a range of accommodation options, including camping and caravan sites, houses, villas and newly opened glamping tents.
As part of the NRMA Woodgate Beach Holiday Park expansion, a new internal road will be constructed.
Included in the application, but not a matter requiring assessment, was the facility‘s plans to create a 150m mini golf course.
The Material Change of Use application was approved in full with conditions at the Bundaberg Regional Council meeting held Tuesday, 15 December.