I hope you are on the road right now, having fun! We attended a consultation for the draft RV strategy for our region, and followed it up with a country drive into the Mary Valley – checking on sites.
Our feedback to council was to provide a greater number of RV camps across the region – they don’t need to include facilities plus! Rather than having huge dollars spent on one location – like plans for the Valley Rattler Terminal RV stop, we encouraged them to set up and publicise smaller sites, region wide.
The coast was not included in the list for new sites, although they were considering a overflow area for Rainbow Beach. We felt this was a mistake. It does get busy, but we need a range of sites from free or budget to Caravan Parks, close to town and services. I am sure Tin Can Bay businesses would also welcome the increase in tourist traffic over the whole year, that RV travellers can provide.
We really urge you to help council understand this – you can still have your say until March 18. Or let us know and we will forward through.
Here’s some travellers from Hervey Bay – we caught up at Kybong, south of Gympie – at site 235. I was pleased to hear they already have their new CAMPS 10!
If you enjoy our newsletters, also clock into our Facebook page – our Where am I Friday, asks travellers to name the location of the photo. Some are harder than others! We are receiving more comments each week – and we like hearing and seeing where you are.