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Raspins Beach Campground Closure


The Parks and Wildlife Service is consulting with stakeholders regarding the future management options in the Raspins Beach Conservation Area at Orford following the closure of the campground.

Parks and Wildlife Service General Manager Peter Mooney said the Raspins Beach Caravan and Campground was currently closed following the unexpected departure of the previous lessee and will remain closed for this summer.

"However the day use area, including toilet facilities, remains available for use by local residents and visitors," Mr Mooney said.

"We are keen to notify people that this is the situation so that they can make alternate arrangements well before the holiday period.

"We recognise that the site is a community asset and we are consulting with various stakeholders about the future use of the site.

"Any future use would have to be environmentally, financially and socially sustainable.

"Before the campground could be re-opened significant works would be required to bring the facilities up to the required health and safety standards.

"If consultation with stakeholders identifies a significant business interest in the site, this will be further explored before a long-term decision is made."

Alternate camping areas are available at Mayfield Beach Conservation Area, the Little Swanport Reserve and commercial holiday parks at Swansea and Triabunna.