Safer camping sites for summer

Work on the removal of 30 aged and dangerous cypress trees in the Portarlington Holiday Park is almost complete. These trees are being removed on the recommendation of ArborSafe due to safety concerns after a number of vans and cars were damaged in this area last summer.

The risk of injury to campers and damage to their property from these unsafe trees will be reduced with their removal. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete this survey and have your say.

A landscaping plan ensures that advanced shade trees will be planted where available, while affected camp sites will be repaired with instant turf and grass seed. We expect that site clean up and landscaping will be finished by the September school holidays and that sites will be ready for use at the opening of the season for the Melbourne Cup long weekend.

We are all a bit sad to see these old trees go but are looking forward to watching the new landscape grow and flourish amongst the existing remaining trees.

Further information is available in our fact and FAQ sheets. If any member of the public would like to discuss this project further please phone us on 1800 222 778 or email us at contactus@bellarinebayside.com.au and we will be happy to talk with you regarding your concerns.

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One thought on “Safer camping sites for summer

  1. While I appreciate the age and grandeur of the old macracarpa trees they do give a dark somewhat oppressive look to the place . In their replacement I hope BB considers trees that will provide dappled shade and light.

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