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Three people standing in front of a plaque for the opening of the Spinnaker precinct at Ern Halliday Recreation Camp.

Photo: Premier Mark McGowan with Member for Hillarys Caitlin Collins and Erin Gauntlett, Deputy Director General for Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Premier Mark McGowan 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
  • new landscaping.

Ern Halliday Recreation Camp

Exterior view of the new Spinnaker dormitory

An interior view of the bathroom at the Spinnaker precinct

An interior view of a bunk bed and a table inside a new dormitory

A group of people standing together in front of a newly opening dormitory


Page reviewed 27 February 2023