Karratha seeks new tourist park amid surging demands

Natasha ClarkPilbara News
The City of Karratha is looking for a site for a much-needed Dampier tourist park.
Camera IconThe City of Karratha is looking for a site for a much-needed Dampier tourist park. Credit: supplied

The City of Karratha is changing its strategy to find a location for a much-needed Dampier tourist park facility in response to the findings of a feasibility study.

The tourist park feasibility study, conducted to assess accommodation demands over the next decade, revealed a pressing need for additional caravan/tourist parks across the region.

However, it also showed significant limitations with the proposed new tourist park site in Dampier.

The study found the location would not meet the anticipated demand for tourism accommodation in the area.

City of Karratha Mayor Daniel Scott said the city remained committed to enhancing Dampier’s appeal as a premier destination.

“Our goal is to leverage Dampier’s natural beauty and unique charm to establish it as a standout destination within the region,” he said.

“We are actively scouting potential sites that can accommodate a substantial tourist park, ensuring we meet the growing demand while preserving Dampier’s distinct character.”

Highlighting the importance of community engagement in the planning process, Mr Scott said ongoing consultations with residents on community sites such as the Dampier tourist park was crucial.

“Dampier holds immense potential as a vibrant community hub and a tourism hotspot,” he said.

“Through continued collaboration with our residents, we aim to refine our plans and maximise Dampier’s tourism appeal.”

As the city moves forward with identifying alternative sites, stakeholders anticipate further updates on the progress of the Dampier master plan and the realisation of enhanced tourism facilities in the region.

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