..


Travel

Coral Bay to stay as premier tourist destination

  • Written by John Day
Coral Bay
Coral Bay

Thursday, 9 April 2015
  • 25-year vision to protect Ningaloo coastal environment
  • Approved visitor population increase to accommodate 800 more people
  • No permanent residential development to be allowed

The State Government has approved plans to increase Coral Bay’s visitor population by up to 800 people to ensure it remains one of the State’s premier tourism destinations.

 

Planning Minister John Day said the Coral Bay Settlement Structure Plan 2014 provided a 25-year planning framework for future development and expansion of tourism within Coral Bay.

 

“To help Coral Bay remain the premier tourist area on the Ningaloo coast we have approved an increase in the visitor population cap from 4,500 to 5,300 people,” Mr Day said.

 

“This increase will create the opportunity for a new camping and caravan park on Banksia Drive and for strata titled short stay accommodation on Lot 308.

 

“Permanent residential development will not be allowed, however the workers’ accommodation precinct on Lot 308 will remain for people who need to reside in Coral Bay as a result of their business or employment.”

 

The new structure plan will enable the landowner of Lot 308 to address the shortage of suitable workers’ accommodation in Coral Bay. 

 

“I encourage the landowner to take advantage of the new plan and progress the development of workers’ accommodation as soon as possible,” the Minister said.

 

All permanent residential proposals will be directed to the established townsites of Exmouth and Carnarvon.

 

Mr Day said the plan reflected the community’s sentiment to protect the natural appeal and holiday fabric of Coral Bay, and conserve the Ningaloo coastal environment.

 

The structure plan was drafted by the Shire of Carnarvon, in close consultation with local stakeholders. The plan has been considered and endorsed by the Coastal Towns and Settlements Cabinet Subcommittee, established in June 2014.

 

The plan also provides further clarity to improve the road network in Coral Bay, with Banksia Drive to be constructed, Robinson Street to become a one-way street west of French Street, and French Street to be closed to traffic.

 

       Fact File

  • New plan updates Coral Bay Settlement Structure Plan 2004
  • Funded by Royalties for Regions’ Towns Development Fund
  • Available at Shire of Carnarvon offices or http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/coralbay

More Articles ...

  1. 5 things to do in Eden NSW

Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane

TFE Hotels has opened the doors of the spectacular new Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane, which offers stunning views over the Brisbane River and awe-inspiring interiors that transport guests back to t...

Winter In Rotorua: Things To Do

While many travelers consider the summer months to be the prime traveling season, there are thousands and thousands of travelers who love to take to their campervan hire australia journeys when the ...

Discover Hong Kong Your Way With Ecruising

From July – November 2018, Ecruising in partnership with Hong Kong Tourism and Royal Caribbean, including Azamara and Celebrity Cruises are offering travellers new and exclusive cruising itinerari...

Save on the ultimate family escape at AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI

Re-connect, relax and refresh with a school holiday break that’ll win over the whole family   SYDNEY, Australia – July 2018:  The luxury integrated AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI, overlooking beautifu...

Discover Safari Luxury in the Barossa

BAROSSA, SA:  Getaways to Australia's most famous wine region are about to reach a new level of eco-luxe, with the launch of luxury glamping tents at Discovery Parks – Barossa Nestled within a priv...

The Whitsundays Offers Winter Escapes Packed With Plenty of Value!

Tourism Whitsundays today launched its 'Escape Winter in the Whitsundays' campaign, which comprises some of the most amazing Whitsunday holiday deals ever offered. Visitors can save up to 50 per cent ...

Politics

Union demands paint a bleak future under Shorten

It’s time for Bill Shorten to come clean and rule out extreme changes to Australia’s industrial relations laws that would wind the clock back to the strike-torn Whitlam era.   As the ACTU prepares...

Doorstop at AKD Sawmill with Trevor Ruthenberg, LNP Candidate for Longman

MR TREVOR RUTHENBERG, LNP CANDIDATE FOR LONGMAN: Well morning folks. Welcome to Caboolture, welcome to Longman. This is a fantastic day for local jobs. This is a fantastic day for our community. ...

Australia’s resource and energy export figures are on track to set a new record

Resources and energy exports setting NEW records   Australia’s resource and energy export figures are on track to set a new record of $226 billion in 2017–18 – and go even higher this year – accor...

Business News

Top Tips if You’re Thinking About Quitting Your Day Job and Starting a Small Business

Are you fed up with working for another person and long to be your own boss? Do you think you’d like to take over a local business that’s up for sale? Would you like to make your hobby into somethin...

What is the best structure to use when starting up a business

Coco Hou, tax specialist and accountant, has shared her advice for people who are starting up their own businesses, setting up side gigs, or moving into consultancy work. The start of the new financ...

Leading Employment Firm in WA 2018

Only a certain few start their careers as the boss. For most of us, we get employed by companies and in most cases, we never really find the need to hire employment lawyers. But if we do, hiring an ...

You might also like