Dungog Shire Council recently conducted a review of the Williams River Holiday Park.
Regrettably, the review identified deficiencies in relation to safety and compliance that brought into question the ability of the Park to continuing operating in its current form.
As a result of this situation Council has determined to close the Park while its future is considered. Please see FAQ document below.
The following measures have therefore been put in place by Council:
- All camping activity in the river flats adjacent to the Williams River is to cease with immediate effect;
- No new bookings will be taken for any part of the Park and every effort will be made to contact individuals who have an advance booking to inform them of the Park’s closure. Full refunds of any fees paid will be provided; and
- In accordance with contractual provisions in place, Council will enter into discussions in relation to the removal of any privately owned on-site vans
Dungog Shire Council recognises the important contribution of the caravan, camping and RV market to our visitor economy, and in particular Clarence Town. We also recognise that the Holiday Park is in a beautiful location and that it has great potential.
Unfortunately we cannot operate a facility that is not compliant and we will be reviewing all options that are available in regard to its future. Council will be investigating the potential for free camping sites in Clarence Town. We will also be considering the provision of temporary camping sites for major events such as the Clarence Town Hoedown to ensure that the important contribution of the caravan and camping market to events is maintained. Council is meeting with event organisers to work out the best way to support their events with regard to camping. Council has also advised the Clarence Town Progress Association of the closure and intends to work closely with this business group in reviewing options for the future. Further questions can be directed to the General Manager on 4995 7777 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.