NO OFFERS: Lismore Palms Caravan Park owner Geoff Smith will have to close the park down if he cannot find a buyer.
NO OFFERS: Lismore Palms Caravan Park owner Geoff Smith will have to close the park down if he cannot find a buyer. Marc Stapelberg

No offers on sale of Lismore Palms Caravan Park

LISMORE Palms Caravan Park owner Geoff Smith is astounded he hasn't received a single offer to purchase the park before it closes at the end of June.

Mr Smith said the caravan park had been on the market for the past 10 years for $2.5 million, without even a low-ball offer.

"It's just amazing. In the 10 years I haven't had any decent offers and not any ridiculous offers coming forward," he said.

"I thought there would be some reasonable offers and some unreasonable offers too, but I haven't had a thing.

"I just can't get over that there has been no reaction to the sale."

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The three-hectare Wilsons River frontage caravan park features 50 hard-surface caravan and cabin sites, grassed camping area, pool, office and kiosk.

After 32 years running the park Mr Smith said he was ready to retire.

"If it doesn't sell by the end of June it's closing," he said.

When the park's 23 permanent residents found out they had to move in March they were shocked.

Mr Smith said 20 permanent residents had now relocated.

"A lot of permanent tenants have left and got accommodation in other places," he said.

"We are down to very few permanents at the moment - there are only three people left.

"A steady stream of travellers are still coming to the park to stay for a week or so."

Mr Smith said he had undergone his heart operation and had a manager looking after the caravan park while he recovered.



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