Brighthouse established some of the first park home lifestyle villages in Western Australia following the introduction of the Caravan and Camping Grounds Act in 1995 and Regulations 1997. It has continued to develop new concepts and provide design options that create leading edge developments in this growth market segement.
From early caravan park site conversions at Coogee Beach Holiday Resort and Woodman Point Holiday Park, the concept quickly became accepted as an residential alternative for active retirees. Brighthouse Strategist, David Holland was an early instigator of the Premier Leisure Village group of independent caravan parks who realised the potential for lifestyle villages within existing, well located caravan parks.
The social and financial benefits of park home living are hard to ignore and hundreds of "empty nester" retirees sold up their family homes and purchased a new contemporary home in a lifestyle village. For many there was a substantial positive cash benefit - enabling the realisation of the dream of a new home, car and caravan - and a welcome return to the a long begone era of neighbourly social interaction.
Brighthouse provided consultancy and project management services for the development of one of the first fully residential park home villages at Mandurah in WA which included ground-breaking facilities of clubrooms, library, swimming pool and bowling green. Following that successful project, Brighthouse has been engaged as consultant on a number of new park home developments including Riverside Gardens, Gosnell, Woodman Point Resort, Fremantle, Cooke Point Resort, Port Hedland and Wavecrest Village, Hopetoun.
In the decade following the park home legislation which legitimised permanent park home villages and gave protection to park home owners, many thousands of people have adopted the lifestyle.