Caravan parks and manufactured home estates

The following installations require prior approval from Council:

Read the information sheet for approval of flood liable relocatable homes, annexes or associated structures and download the application form for approval of flood liable caravan park installations or manufactured home installations.

For enquiries on applying for approval, or the regulations that apply to caravan parks, camping grounds or manufactured home estates please contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333.

Floor heights for relocatable and manufactured homes installed on flood liable land

The minimum floor height control for relocatable and manufactured homes installed on flood liable land is 1 in 100 year current flood height, plus 0.5m freeboard.

A survey must be submitted with the notice of completion, showing the floor level set at or above the minimum floor height control.

Notes:

  1. The minimum floor height control for lake foreshore areas is 2.00m AHD. For river/creek catchment areas, please contact us on 02 4921 0333
  2. Existing relocatable and manufactured homes will not be required to be retrospectively raised to the new minimum floor height control, unless alterations and/or additions are undertaken to those relocatable and manufactured homes.

Notice of completion

A notice of completion must be submitted to Council within seven days of completion of all caravan annexes, relocatable homes and associated structures, manufactured homes and associated structures.

Fees for inspections are charged in accordance with Council's adopted fees and charges policy.

Smoke alarms

Smoke alarms in moveable dwellings are compulsory in New South Wales. For more information visit our smoke alarms page for more information.

Swimming pools

Swimming pools located within caravan parks and manufactured homes estates must be registered. For more information visit our swimming pools and fencing page.

Application and renewal

Caravan parks or camping grounds must have an approval to operate under section 68 part F2 of the Local Government Act 1993. Manufactured home estates must have an approval to operate under section 68 part F3 of the Local Government Act 1993.

Renewal requirements in the approval to operate are set by Council. The approval must be renewed prior to the expiry of the approval previously granted.

Fees for applications and renewals are charged.

New caravan parks and manufactured home estates require development consent. For more information please contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333.

Inspection of caravan parks, camping grounds and manufactured home estates

Council carries out regulation inspections on caravan parks to ensure operators comply with the requirements of the Local Government (Manufactured Home Estates, Caravan Parks, Camping Grounds and Moveable Dwellings) Regulation 2005.

Matters investigated include fire safety precautions, the health and amenity of the occupants of the facility, the state of repair and the adequacy of communal facilities, such as toilets and laundries.

Managers and owners can undertake a preliminary assessment of their facilities using the self-assessment check sheet.

Council will work with the owner to arrange a satisfactory timeframe to comply with any non-compliance identified. Fees for inspections are charged in accordance with Council's adopted fees and charges policy.

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Page last updated: 16 November 2018