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3 August 2016

The South Coast Nature Based Camping Alliance is calling for expressions of interest to become a camp host at one of 16 participating nature-based campgrounds along the south coast.
A partnership between six local governments – the City of Albany and shires of Denmark, Plantagenet, Jerramungup, Ravensthorpe and Esperance – has delivered significant upgrades at the campgrounds.
The project, which was funded with a $1 million grant from Tourism WA, is an initiative of the Western Australian Caravan and Camping Action Plan: 2013-2018 and is supported through the Royalties for Regions funding program.
Project partners joined with the Department of Parks and Wildlife Great Southern and formed the Alliance to improve management and protection of nature-based camping sites along the south coast, with a camp host forum organised for Friday, August 19 to attract, assess and induct people interested in being camp hosts.
City of Albany Facilitator of Strategy and Improvement Stephen Grimmer has been helping coordinate the project and said the Alliance was aiming to have camp hosts in place from November 1 this year.
“Some Alliance partners have trialled camp hosts over the past few years resulting in better management of the environment and an enhanced visitor experience,” Mr Grimmer said.
“We invite anyone interested in becoming a camp host to register for the Camp Host Forum. Camp hosts will be required for a minimum placement of five to six weeks per site and will be interviewed and requested to supply police clearance and reference checks.”
The Camp Host Forum will be held at the City of Albany Civic Rooms at 102 North Road on Friday, August 19 from 12pm to 4pm. RSVP to Heather Bell on 9841 9312 or email heather.bell@albany.wa.gov.au .