$150M EXPANSION UNDERWAY FOR DISCOVERY PARKS ONSLOW ACCOMODATION PARK

Leading accommodation services provider, Discovery Holiday Parks (Discovery) is pleased to announce completion of the first stage of its $150 million expansion project for the Onslow accommodation park and mining camp in Western Australia.


With $60m already invested in the development, stage one delivered 96 deluxe studio rooms with occupation starting in August taking the total rooms at the property to approximately 300. The second stage of the project commenced in October with an additional 120 in development. On completion of the final stage the park will offer up to 880 rooms.


The new rooms include modern conveniences such as sound proofing, double beds, enhanced broadband internet access, satellite and free to air digital TV, large work stations, balconies and modern decor.


The expansion project involves a complete site regeneration with new facilities including a 320-seat dining room, significantly enhanced and expanded kitchen, conference rooms, and extensive recreation facilities incorporating a bar and gymnasium.


Grant Wilckens, Chief Executive of Discovery, commented: "The expansion will help address local accommodation issues and make a significant contribution to the local community."


"We are delighted to be able to significantly invest in the local community with the park now employing more than 60 staff, not to mention the additional follow on investment additional visitors will bring."


"We believe this is a model that can be replicated in other regional locations which continue to experience accommodation shortages. Our novel approach involved installation of beautifully designed modular rooms enabling us to rapidly ramp up to meet client requirements."