Have your say on the future of caravan parks

The New South Wales government is investigating ways to simplify planning for caravan parks and campgrounds and is asking campers to get involved.

Have your say on the future of caravan parks
Have you say into the future of NSW caravan parks.

NSW planning minister Rob Stokes has released a discussion paper with options to achieve this and is asking for submissions from the public.

"There are 900 caravan parks in New South Wales, which families flock to over summer for holidays in some of the state’s most spectacular locations," Mr Stokes said. "We want to make sure planning rules are simple and consistent so these businesses can continue to provide affordable holidays and diversity of housing choice to the community."

Some of the ideas include: creating a single compliance code for caravan parks and camping grounds; making sure new caravan parks and campgrounds are in the right location and operating under consistent planning rules; promoting a greater range of housing choices for residents and tourists; providing affordable housing options for the broader community and for seasonal workers; improving building standards and safety for manufactured homes.

Submissions close on 14 December; to make a submission, go to www.planning.nsw.gov.au/proposals