Comparing Gatton’s facilities
IN RESPONSE to Graham Wessling’s letter (Star, October 4) with reference to Gatton Recreational Vehicles Stopover. Very concerning how this site has been developed. How ridiculous that a quite serviceable toilet facility on this site was removed. Far better to have refurbished for the benefit of RV Travellers. Lockyer Valley Regional Council is misinformed if they believe RV travellers are to be encouraged to visit this region, by providing a “dump” site with a one day/night stopover. Certainly not good enough by far. Provision of a well-run or operated mobile motor van park would be more advantageous for tourist dollar investment.
My wife and I, have and do, use such facilities, as we “take a break” into other regions with our van. We look for well maintained, clean facilities, with opportunity to explore local areas, enjoying our stopover. We have just returned from Stanthorpe. We parked for a few days in a very well operated, pristinely clean site and amenities, at $35 a night. We grasped the opportunity to tour the region via a local bus service, visiting farms, businesses and university, to have explained to us, how cheese, wine, strawberries etc. are produced in that region. Very absorbing and totally enjoyable.
Comparing Gatton to Stanthorpe regional management, is to compare chalk to cheese. Gatton’s RV stopover, dump site? Get real!! Lockyer Valley Regional Council would be better informed by visiting areas closer to local, not China or Sydney.
— Bob Fowke, Regency Downs