Thoughts on council facilities
WOULD the Lockyer Valley Regional Council care to publicly explain why they demolished the toilet and shower blocks that had been a part of Gatton’s old swimming pool facilities?
The location is now a designated free 48 hour RV park. Why couldn’t these blocks have been refurbished and retained for use by road tourists?
They have instead declared that the “amenity” is restricted to self contained vehicles. Good luck with them enforcing that one. Are they going to have a council employee patrolling the area and enforcing this edict?
I agree with the 48 hour limit on stays, but it would have been far more sensible to have a casual caretaker and cleaner who also collected camping fees at an amenity that included showers and toilets.
This is how you attract the type of visitors who will spend their money, and provide a much-needed economic boost to Gatton’s CBD and other surrounding towns.
What this council has done smacks of elitism, and it is worth noting that Cr Jim Mcdonald had pushed for allowing a free stay of four days, rather than two.
He was the councillor who at a council meeting some years ago, stated that “self funded retirees” should be granted the same concessions as pensioners because “they have contributed more to society.”
AMENITIES: What was once part of the old swimming pool facilities at Gatton is now a free 48 hour RV area.