No change for car­a­vans

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

MEAN­WHILE, as re­ported in last week’s Gazette pen­sion­ers at the Coun­cil-owned Wonga Beach Car­a­van Park were be­ing threat­ened with 100 per cent rent in­creases.

One res­i­dent Joan Day who pays $120 was be­ing asked to pay $252 - an in­crease of $132.

Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil has placed the in­tro­duc­tion of new fees and charges for Coun­cil-man­aged car­a­van parks and camp­grounds on hold.

Coun­cil­lors yes­ter­day asked for a fur­ther re­port into the fi­nan­cial op­er­a­tion of car­a­van parks and camp­grounds to be tabled at the July or­di­nary meet­ing.

Mayor Bob Man­ning said coun­cil­lors needed to be fully in­formed of any im­pli­ca­tions be­fore de­ter­min­ing the fee struc­ture for th­ese fa­cil­i­ties.

“It was brought to coun­cil’s at­ten­tion that the pro­posed new charges for the Wonga Beach car­a­van park were not con­sid­ered ap­pro­pri­ate,” Mayor Man­ning said.

“As a result, coun­cil has sought fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and, in the mean­time, no changes will be made to the fees charged at any of the Coun­cil-man­aged car­a­van parks and camp­grounds.”

All other changes to coun­cil’s fees and charges as de­tailed in the adopted Fees and Charges Sched­ule 2012/13 will take ef­fect on July 1.

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