Coun­cil set to ex­am­ine RV re­forms

Geraldton Guardian - - News - Francesca Mann

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.

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