SEQWATER has appointed a new manager for two of its most popular campgrounds at lakes Somerset and Wivenhoe.
P.R.O Management Pty Ltd is the new manager for both Logans Complex at Wivenhoe Dam as well as the Somerset Park Campground in the Somerset village. The eight-week tender process concluded in February, and the new management agreement started from March 29, 2017.
P.R.O Management, which manages 16 other properties in Queensland, NSW and Victoria, is an established holiday park management company with more than 10 years of operational experience. Management director Darren Beck said he was excited to have the Wivenhoe and Somerset properties under management.
“The two Seqwater properties are a great addition to our portfolio,” Mr Beck said. “As with our other partnerships, our goal is to attain a long-standing relationship with Seqwater and the regular and new guests who stay at these great parks. “Our target is to provide a first-class tourist facility for campers and caravanners to enjoy when they are holidaying at these nature-rich camps.
“We will deliver to park guests the great customer service P.R.O is renowned for.” P.R.O Management will also aim to provide a streamlined booking process both online and in person. “Look out for our new website and social media channels to connect with us as we settle in to our new roles,” Mr Beck said.
“These channels will help visitors stay informed of any ongoing updates and information regarding the parks.”
Seqwater acting chief executive officer Jim Pruss said Seqwater received a strong response from both local and interstate candidates.
“It was great to see such competitive interest from tenderers for both campgrounds,” Mr Pruss said. “Almost 2.7 million people visit our recreation sites across southeast Queensland each year, with Lake Wivenhoe and Lake Somerset being two of our most popular tourism and recreation destinations.”
“Having an experienced long-term operator in place will help us deliver on our commitment to provide some of the best natural recreation experiences in the country and contribute to the economic prosperity of the local region.
“On behalf of Seqwater and campground patrons, I’d like to take the opportunity to extend our sincere thanks to the interim managers who did a fantastic job keeping both campgrounds going while we undertook the tender process.”
Over the past seven months, Seqwater has worked to improve the facilities at Logans Complex and Somerset Park Campground. This included the relocation of some campsites at Lumley Hill to manage erosion. The new sites opened on March 29.
All advanced bookings for the old sites will be fulfilled; however sites 89-96 will close on April 30, 2017.
Logans Complex, located off the Brisbane Valley Highway upstream of Wivenhoe Dam, consists of two campgrounds:
Captain Logan and Lumley Hill. Somerset Park Campground is located on Esk-Kilcoy Rd, downstream from Lake Somerset.
For more information on Seqwater recreation facilities, please visit seqwater.com.au or download the new Seqwater app.