No campers al­lowed

Dairy News Australia - - OPINION -

The plight of Queens­land dairy farmer Shane Paulger will serve as a warn­ing to any farm­ers con­sid­er­ing of­fer­ing camp­ing to tourists on their farm with­out coun­cil ap­proval.

Shane’s story, which fea­tured on A Cur­rent Af­fair late last month, sees the Ke­nil­worth farmer now fac­ing $183,000 un­less he com­plies with coun­cil reg­u­la­tions.

Shane said he’s been host­ing campers safely on the prop­erty for 30 years through word of mouth, and only started ad­ver­tis­ing (with a homemade sign vis­i­ble from the road) due to the per­ilous state of milk prices.

Shane has la­belled the coun­cil as ‘money grab­bers’ but the coun­cil is adamant: farm­ers are not en­ti­tled to spe­cial treat­ment.

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