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Brighthouse Strategic Consulting

Strategic consultants, creating tourism and economic development plans for government and private sector projects. Innovative concepts for sustainable accommodation projects including caravan parks, holiday accommodation. construction and mining worker's camps and lifestyle villages.  Specialists in caravan and holiday park design, feasibility studies, business plans, social, economic impact and risk assessements, community consultation, marketing and implementation planning.  Nature based tourism specialists and providers of Indigenous business enterprise solutions.

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$20 million boost for Nature-based Tourism

In a joint Ministerial statement  this week; 

Brendon Grylls, Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development; Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport and;

Donna Faragher, Minister for Environment; Youth announced a new funding initiative boosting conservation and nature-based tourism.

Mr Grylls said the projects would provide a boost to the nature-based tourism industry, employment and other business opportunities in regional WA. 

“Parks are the basis for WA’s tourism profile around the world and are popular destinations for local holidays and recreational activities,” he said.

 “This investment from Royalties from Regions is also targeted at providing more affordable caravan and camping opportunities, which addresses many of the recommendations of the Parliamentary inquiry into caravan and camping in WA that the Liberal-National Government has supported.” The projects that will share the $20million Royalties for Regions investment over the next four years are:

 Improved camping and visitor facilities

  •  Lane Poole Reserve
  • Cape Range National Park
  • Wellington National Park
  • Yalgorup National Park (Tim’s Thickett)
  • Serpentine National Park (Gooralong)
  • Torndirrup National Park

Speaking in Kalbarri National Park, Environment Minister Donna Faragher said the projects would create local jobs in construction and tourism through the development of new and improved tourism infrastructure such as roads, visitor facilities, campsites and eco-friendly accommodation.

“Kalbarri is one of WA’s top tourism destinations which is why we are investing $5.8million to improve an 11km stretch of road that brings more than 30,000 vehicles each year to spectacular locations along the Murchison River, such as the Z Bend and Nature’s Window,” Mrs Faragher said.

“In addition, we will be spending a further $700,000 on visitor infrastructure, primarily focusing on upgrading walk trails and installing bike racks in the park.”

Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls welcomed the funding package and said it would help people enjoy WA’s spectacular parks. 

“National parks are places for people to visit as well as the cornerstone of nature conservation and we want to promote both,” Mr Grylls said.

Mrs Faragher said the funding would also help expand the Naturebank initiative to give tourists and local holiday-makers the option to explore some of the State’s finest landscapes within easy reach of world-class, ecotourism accommodation.




Ertech wins CCF Earth Award for Ord Irrigation Expansion Project Worker's Camp Forward Works

Working to Architectural, Civil, Hydraulic and Electrical Engineering designs by Brighthouse, Ertech mobilised and completed the forward works ahead of schedule to allow the relocatable buildings to be installed in time for the workforce mobilisation.

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Rising from the Ashes

Having avoided the worst of the devastating Toodyay fire in December 2009, Lesley and Kevin Hug, owners of the Moondyne Holiday Park and Chalets are determined to move forward with their grand design for the tourist accommodation park.

Lesley and Kevin engaged Brighthouse to assist the the planning and design for the redevelopment of the superb bush property, located opposite the Toodyay Racecourse. The preliminary design incorporates tourist caravan and camp sites, self-contained tourist accommodation, special amenities and a residential park home section to cater for active retirees.

Brighthouse Principal Strategist, David Holland is excited about the potential for the caravan park and expects it to be a popular weekend getaway for Perth residents. David is currently working with Brighthouse's architects and engineering consultants to prepare plans for Shire planning approval.

Watch this space as the grand plan unfolds! 



Proposed Cultural & Recreation Centre for Shark Bay

The Shire of Shark Bay has engaged Brighthouse to prepare a Business Case Study in support for funding applications for the proposed Cultural & Recreation Centre to be located at Denham.

The well located site is adjacent to the sports oval and opposite the new school to create a sports and leisure precinct.

The innovative design is the result  of wide community consultation and will cater for a variety of active and passive events. There is flexibility to add other facilities in the future as funding permits. 

It is anticipated that the Centre will have high usage from all segments of the community including school-age children, youth, seniors, sporting, indigenous and social groups and visiting sports teams.

Brighthouse will demonstrate the benefit of the Cultural and Recreations Centre for the wider Shark Bay community and detail its potential uses, including the potential as a cyclone shelter, to funding providers. 


Ord Expansion Project Worker's Camp Now Operational

The construction camp for workers involved in the Ord Irrigation Expansion Project in Kununurra is now completed. Constructed in record time, the camp named Garrjang Village is currently accommodating workers engaged by lead Contractor, Moonamang Joint Venture and other personnel associated with the project.

Brighthouse, acting as Project Consultant for the camp, has been involved in all aspects from Feasibility to design, construction and contract administration.

The camp plays an important role in accommodating workers on the Ord Expansion Project and avoids any major impact on the provision of tourist accommodation in the town during the peak tourist season.


Mandurah One of Second Release Sites Announced for NBN Rollout

Mandurah businesses will soon take a lead role in the transition from paper and fixed workplaces to online and work-from-home based arrangements utilising ultra-high speed internet networks.

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Senator Stephen Conroy today welcomed NBN Co’s announcement of 19 second release sites for the next stage of its rollout of fibre to the premises on mainland Australia as part of the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Senator Conroy said the second release sites would build on the work NBN Co was doing in the five first release sites.

"The rollout of fibre to the premise will deliver speeds of up to 100 Mbps, 50 times faster than most people experience today,” Senator Conroy said.

These second release sites comprise 14 new locations, and five sites adjacent to the existing first release sites. The second release sites are:

Victoria – Bacchus Marsh, South Morang (Melbourne)
Queensland – Brisbane (inner north), Springfield Lakes, Toowoomba.
NSW – Riverstone (Western Sydney), Coffs Harbour
South Australia – Modbury, Prospect
Western Australia – Victoria Park (Perth), Geraldton, Mandurah
Northern Territory – Casuarina
ACT – Gungahlin

Five existing locations to receive an additional rollout site are Minnamurra/Kiama Downs and Armidale in NSW, Townville in Qld, Brunswick in Melbourne, Victoria and Willunga in South Australia. As the entire township of Willunga is already part of the rollout, the nearby communities of Seaford / McLaren Vale will be the adjacent site.

"As with the five first release sites, NBN Co has chosen the second release sites based on a range of engineering, network design and logistical criteria.”

Each site will see the network rolled out past approximately 3,000 premises. The exact areas to be covered within these locations will be determined by NBN Co after further consultation with local authorities.

"NBN Co’s consultation with local authorities in the delivery of these sites is further evidence of the importance it places on taking a cooperative approach to the rollout.”

Construction in the second release locations is scheduled for the second quarter of 2011.

"Ultimately, the NBN will provide all premises in Australia with affordable, high speed broadband, no matter where they are located.”

Senator Conroy said today’s announcement builds on the significant work already underway in the delivery of the NBN.


Brighthouse chosen for East Kimberley Worker's Accommodation Project

Caravan park and accommodation development consultant Brighthouse has been selected to design a new facility to meet worker's accommodation requirements as for the Ord-East Kimberley’s Expansion Project.

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Where have all the caravan parks gone?

The phenomenon that created the remarkable growth in caravanning and camping in Australia is rapidly destroying it

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Moondyne Joe Legend Lives On

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