A proposal to transform the Exmouth Caravan Park at the foot of Vlamingh Head into an $85 million sustainable world-class resort is open for public comment. The Ningaloo Resort project, driven by the Forrest family-owned Tattarang investment group, would include a suite of accommodation options including powered caravan sites, eco tents, all-ages villas, and hotel rooms, with a total capacity of 550 guests. The public comment period is part of the proponent’s Environmental Protection Agency application submitted by Z1Z Resorts Pty Ltd, an entity named after Tattarang’s lifestyle business. If approved, it will be led by Tattarang’s property business Fiveight. Tattarang chief investment officer John Hartman said the resort would help meet critical demand for additional accommodation in the region, create local jobs, and generate income for existing tourism providers. “We welcome the opportunity to engage further with government authorities and continue the strong and collaborative discussions with the Exmouth community that we have developed since we purchased the property,” he said. Tourism Council WA chief executive Evan Hall said new and innovative tourism products such as the Ningaloo Lighthouse project were essential to visitor appeal. “Attracting visitors to any destination relies on the development of new and diverse experiences,” he said. “Western Australia has long lagged behind other destinations in creating new, sustainable resorts in regional areas, providing authentic experiences for Western Australians and out-of-State visitors.” Ningaloo Lighthouse Resort is expected to create more than 120 local jobs during the construction phase and contribute almost $18 million to Exmouth’s economy. Once operational, the resort is expected to bring more than $30m of income to Exmouth every year and create more than 150 ongoing jobs. Public comment is open until June 10.