SUNSHINE Coast Council has unveiled significant upgrades to the Mudjimba Beach Holiday Park as it seeks to meet growing domestic demand and to compensate for the pending loss of sites with closure of an iconic Mooloolaba beachfront camping ground.
The 45 new powered sites and one unpowered site are part of an expansion of the park along Ocean Drive at Mudjimba which includes new internal roads, fencing and landscaping, drainage, and electrical and plumbing work.
An existing barbecue shelter was also upgraded during the makeover to a modern camp kitchen with new appliances, a kitchen sink and seating.
The sites are already heavily booked for the Christmas holiday break with the park itself fully booked from Christmas Day through to January 7.
Holiday parks will contribute $13.991 million to council revenue this financial year with an expected net profit after tax of $4.083 million.
Work is also under way to add 16 new sites to Dicky Beach Holiday Park, construct concrete annex pads at Coolum Holiday Park and a new caretakers' undercover veranda has recently been completed at Maroochydore Beach Holiday Park as part of upgrades delivered through the council's capital works program.
Division 8 Councillor Jason OPray opened the new area on Friday describing it as one of the Sunshine Coast's best holiday spots.
"The popularity of this park is not surprising, as it is in an ideal location between the Mudjimba Beach and Maroochy River," he said.
"Visitors can look forward to even more facilities in 2017, when council will replace the current amenities building."
Park managers Darren and Tanya McSorley took over in July and are delighted to offer a wide range of sites for guests.
"The new sites are large and open, and offer easy access and beautiful sunny aspects in natural surrounds," Ms McSorley said.
"Council has impressed us with the quality of the work and the timely completion of the job."
Park visitors George and Wendy Cooper enjoy staying at Mudjimba and are happy to see the new sites finished.
"This park is always so lovely and well-kept, and it's so nice to be close to the beach," Ms Cooper said.
"It's a great spot to escape the daily routine and relax."
Mudjimba Beach Holiday Park
Covered swimming pool, barbecues, two amenities buildings, laundry facilities and free wi-fi. Walking tracks, bike paths, fishing spots and picnic areas are close by.
Offers 35,000 site nights per year.
Holds a 4 out of 5 TripAdvisor rating.
2016 occupancy is up by 5% compared to 2015.
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