Council set to examine RV reforms
A number of recommendations for the Making Geraldton Recreational Vehicle Friendly strategy will be reviewed at the City of Greater Geraldton ordinary council meeting next Tuesday.
According to agenda briefing notes, the strategy, first adopted in 2014, was developed to attract selfcontained RV travellers to the city.
The City also trialled free overnight parking for RV and campervan vehicles, opening RV-friendly facilities at the southern end of the foreshore in August 2016.
During the trial period submissions were made to council, raising concerns about RVs staying in the free area more than one night, the types of vehicles staying overnight, and the number of bays.
Briefing notes recommended closing the 14 free overnight campervan parking bays and reinforcing through signage and patrols that the facilities are only available for self-contained RVs. They also suggested extra day-use-only parking bays for self-contained RVs be provided to visitors only wanting to spend a few hours in Geraldton.