Elliott Heads Holiday Park will soon be able to accommodate more visitors with four cabins, including one with all-abilities access, under construction.
Concrete slabs have been laid for the cabins, the construction of which will significantly boost the amount of built accommodation available at the park which, at present, only has four cabins available for bookings.
The all-abilities access cabin is designed to accommodate people who use mobility devices.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said construction of the site’s first cabin for people with a disability broadened the park’s potential customer base and provided people needing mobility assistance with the necessary facilities to make their stay more enjoyable.
“The construction of the all-abilities access cabin is a part of the five-year masterplan Bundaberg Regional Council produced to improve and reconfigure the park in order to bring it up to modern standards and enhance enjoyment for all visitors to the facility,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“The all-abilities access cabin has been designed to maximise accessibility inside and out, including the provision of turning space and increased manoeuvrability measures in all rooms and threshold ramp to the cabin, and compliant car park with a set-down section and accessible ramp to the cabin entrance.
“The kitchen includes wheelchair space under the bench and is designed with interrelated facilities, making it easier for someone with limited movement to access all kitchen components.”
The Mayor said compliant doors, bathroom fittings, light switches and power points had also been incorporated into the design for the cabin which is due for completion this financial year.
Construction of the cabins follows earlier improvement works to the Elliott Heads Holiday Park facilities completed in accordance with Council’s masterplan.
Renovation works last year delivered a new camp kitchen, office space and amenities block.
Mayor Dempsey said future improvements for the park would include reconfiguration of its camping and caravan sites to cater for the increased size of modern caravans.
“The Elliott Heads Holiday Park has long been popular with visitors, making it one of the Bundaberg Region’s major tourism drawcards and this five-year masterplan will ensure it retains that popularity by meeting the needs of contemporary tourists,” he said.
Ron Clout, a regular visitor to the park over the past decade, is impressed with the recent improvements and plans for the new cabins.
“They’re very good, really top-class facilities (now) where before, they were still good and really nice and clean, but were a little bit dated,” Ron said.
“They’ve really done a great job of upgrading the park and you can see it being beneficial for tourists and the park itself that these new cabins are being built.
“Having the all-abilities access cabin gives everybody a chance to come and enjoy the place too.”
The project has received support through the State Government's COVID Works for Queensland program.
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