Skene’s Creek Foreshore Caravan Park has reopened following FormFlow’s amenity building installation at the park. The redevelopment involved the installation of two new demountable buildings, located six km’s east of Apollo Bay along the Great Ocean Road.
The new facilities include a new reception building, and a new toilet and amenities block with kitchen facilities, compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act.
The Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority commissioned this build after the Authority undertook a safety audit of the park and its facilities, including the onsite kiosk. The audit revealed several safety issues and hazards that required attention at the park, including the removal of the kiosk. As a result, the caravan park had been operating at a limited capacity since 2020.
The planning phase included consultation with the camping community and the Skene’s Creek Residents Association to ensure the redevelopment included facilities and features that were most important to them, and serviced the diverse needs of all users.
The redevelopment received a Marine and Coastal Act 2018 consent, planning permit and cultural heritage permit, which collectively guided the management of the site’s unique environment, social and cultural values. The use of modular and relocatable buildings demonstrates the Authority’s commitment to best practice coastal adaption management as they allow the Authority to be responsive to future coastal hazard information.
This project was funded by the Victorian Government as part of the $18.197 million Great Ocean Road Visitor Experience Uplift grant to deliver improvements to the visitor experience along the iconic Great Ocean Road.
This project was managed in collaboration with Scaada Group Services and delivered in just 135 days. Total build time: 35 days.