Council closes caravan parks in line with latest government advice
Published on 27 March 2020
With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolving daily, Council’s focus remains on keeping our community safe and informed as quickly as possible.
In line with Government restrictions and in the interest of public safety, Council wishes to inform the community, valued guests and other stakeholders, that Ball Park Caravan Park and Urana Caravan Park will be closed to the public for the foreseeable future.
The NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research has directed that the following must not be open to members of the public;
Caravan parks and camping grounds, except for purposes of—
(i) accommodating permanent residents of the caravan park or camping ground or other persons who have no other place of permanent residence, and
(ii) allowing visitors to visit persons.
Federation Council Mayor Pat Bourke said new measures to be brought in place will ensure public safety measures could continue to be met in a reactive environment.
“As the Easter school break approaches, closure of our caravan parks will help protect the health and safety of our caravan park guests, the wider community, as well as our park operations staff,” Mayor Bourke said.
“The Federal and State governments, as well as supporting lead agencies have been very clear that all Australians should cancel their Easter break plans and stay close to home. The nature of the shared facilities in our parks, like toilets and showers, is a significant concern in the current circumstances.”
Mayor Bourke said the health of the community and its staff, remain Council’s number one priority and minimising the spread of corona virus is imperative.
“Council will continue to maintain both parks to ensure they can be utilised for emergency management only for the foreseeable future.”
People who have sites booked will receive a refund for unused sites and are encouraged to contact each respective park for further information. Management request that guests of the park who need to begin the process of a refund, to please email the park to assist staff who are experiencing a high volume of calls during this period.
Ball Park Caravan Park
P: (02) 6033 1426
Urana Caravan Park:
P: (02) 6920 8192