Ern Halliday Recreation Camp Revitalisation

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17 November 2021

The McGowan Government has delivered its $3.7 million WA Recovery Plan revitalisation project of the Ern Halliday Recreation Camp in the Hillarys electorate. 
Premier Mark McGowan & Member for Hillarys, Caitlin Collins, today officially opened the new facilities and marked 45 years since the camp first opened its doors in 1976.
The camp provides adventure recreation activities and camp experiences suitable for all ages and abilities. It attracts more than 55,000 people annually.

The camp's Spinnaker Precinct refurbishment includes:

  • a new 72-bed dormitory facility designed to support adult users, adequate segregation to support child safeguarding and improved disability access;
  • inclusion of an accessible 'Changing Places' facility into the accommodation area;
  • fully refurbished ablution block and laundry area;
  • upgraded kitchen facility to support onsite catering and self-catering;
  • a new dining hall that connects clients with the natural beauty of the site;
  • designated vehicle and pedestrian access; and
  • new landscaping.

Hillarys MLA Caitlin Collins said Ern Halliday Recreation Camp is the home of cherished memories for thousands of Western Australians.
"I'm delighted the McGowan State Government has responded so positively to the Hillarys community's advocacy on this matter. I'm proud to be delivering on my election commitment to ensure the camp continues to create special memories for Western Australians for many more decades to come.
"Ern Halliday Recreation Camp boasts an incredible coastal location and a wealth of recreational programs for Western Australians both young and old. It exemplifies the active coastal recreation lifestyle the Hillarys community is famous for."