No campers allowed
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.