Developing a new Caravan Park and Camping Ground in Sandy Point

Community Meeting on Saturday 2 November

The Community Meeting about the Caravan Park and Camping Ground
on Saturday 2 November was extremely well attended. It was obviously a
topic that is of great concern to everyone who lives in or visits Sandy Point.
The hall was literally packed out – standing room only.

Rob McGauran, Peter Slifirski and Phil Cornwell, representing the Sandy
Point Community Group, started off the meeting with a brief history,

explained the planning context and also presented a summary of
individual submissions received to date. After this, the meeting was
opened to comments and questions from the floor. Council staff were in
attendance and answered a few questions about the background to this

The consensus at the meeting was a rejection of the proposed caravan

park sites and objection to further subdivision of the caravan park.

A complete analysis of all comments and questions received by the
Community Group by email and at the meeting will be used to produce
a consolidated report to Council. The Community Group will then seek

further discussion with council over the issue.

Background reading

Feedback sought for Sandy Point Camping: South Gippsland Shire
Council’s Media Release 2455, released on 26 September 2019

Sandy Point Caravan and Camping Ground Site Investigation:
Attachment 4.1.1, South Gippsland Shire Council’s Agenda and Minutes,
Wednesday 26th June 2019

Urban Design Framework Settlement Background Paper Sandy Point: Connell Wagner, 18 October 2006

Statement from Council regarding the status of the Caravan Park investigations (Dec 2019)

In response to our request for a follow up meeting, members of the the Community Group Committee met with the Administrator Chair, Julie Eisenbise and Acting CEO, Bryan Sword in early December to discuss the status of the Caravan Park investigations. Below is a record of those discussions issued by the Council. You will note that Council have assured us that a public document will be prepared and made available to the Community and that further consultation will be available. SPCG will maintain close contact with Council on this issue. Council received over 250 submissions regarding a caravan park and camping ground in Sandy Point.

Read and download a copy of the update from Council

Sandy Point Community Group’s submission to South Gippsland Shire Council Re: Sandy Point Caravan and Camping Ground Site Investigation (Nov 2019)

The Sandy Point Community Group’s Caravan and Camping Site Investigation submission on behalf of the community of Sandy Point has now been emailed to Council (10 November). This submission is the result of consultation with the Sandy Point community through written submissions and verbal collaboration at the public meeting held on 2 November 2019.

The SPCG has requested Council give them the opportunity for further discussion to provide any necessary clarification of their submission so that they can progress towards positive outcomes for the community and the township of Sandy Point.

The SPCG also sent a table that summarises the concerns, statements, proposals and questions raised in emails received by them. It includes comments made at the 2 November Public Meeting recorded from verbal statements and post-it notes.

Download a copy of the submission to Council

Download a copy of the summary table

Sandy Point Caravan and Camping Ground Site Investigation: final report

South Gippsland Shire Council has adopted the Sandy Point Caravan and Camping Ground Investigation Report. The SGSC has resolved this matter as follows: Media release PR 2530

Council can be contacted on (03) 5662 9200 or by email to:

The SPCG will follow up this decision with Council.