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NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust

About the Trust

The NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust was established in 2013 under the Crown Lands Act 1989 to provide coordinated management of some of the state’s most iconic coastal and inland caravan parks and reserves.

This includes 28 holiday parks on the north and south coasts and eight inland parks which are valued at approximately $200 million and provide significant tourism, environmental, community and economic benefits. The Trust employs approximately 150 staff, holds a number of leases and contracts, and the parks and reserves it manages provide recreation and tourism facilities enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people each year.

The Trust Board

The affairs of the NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust are managed by a skills-based trust board.

A new Board was appointed on 1 July 2015 to manage the affairs of the NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust Board. Members of the Board are: Wendy Machin (chair), Matthew Toohey, Christine Feldmanis, Donald Marples, Christopher Shaw, Jacqueline O’Dea and Abigail Goldberg. This board has been appointed till 30 April 2020.

Members of the trust board were appointed following a search and public advertising process. The composition of this trust board represents the diversity of skills and experience required for effective management of the reserves. Members bring skills in corporate governance, financial management, tourism, legal, environmental management and community engagement.

The Board’s role is to set the framework for management and accountability for these iconic coastal and inland holiday parks and recreational reserves which are enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Why the NSW government established a single Trust model

Caravan and holiday parks are significant assets operating in a dynamic tourism industry and complex regulatory environment.

The diversity of management and governance issues including workplace health and safety, employment awards, environmental and public health regulation, asset management and infrastructure needs is challenging for volunteers and is no longer considered appropriate for community trust boards which operate on a volunteer basis.

Change was needed to ensure the parks are sustainable into the future and have the skills and resources to meet these challenges. This transition has been ongoing for the past 10 years.

The NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust was established in 2013 to provide coordinated management of the 28 holiday parks on the north and south coasts and eight inland parks across the state.

A big vote of thanks

Inland parks at Burrinjuck Waters, Copeton Waters, Grabine Lakeside, Lake Keepit and Wyangala Waters were previously managed by community trust boards. These community trust boards were dissolved in 2013 when the new Trust was established.

The NSW Government and the Department of Industry - Lands & Forestry recognise the enormous contribution of community trusts in managing the inland state parks over many years.

A community advisory committee

To maintain vital community, a community advisory committee was established to support the NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust Board.

The Community Advisory Committee acts in an advisory role to the Trust Board. It discusses issues of interest and facilitates the exchange ideas and information in relation to the Trust’s management of its portfolio of Crown holiday parks.

Visit the NSWCHPT website to find out more about the Community Advisory Committee.

More information?

We're happy to help you. Contact us on 1300 886 2365 or email us

Visit the NSW Crown Holiday Park Trust's website: http://nswchpt.com.au

 
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