Des­ig­nated park­ing bays for recre­ational ve­hi­cles

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

PORT Dou­glas and Moss­man will be get­ting des­ig­nated park­ing bays for recre­ational ve­hi­cles, to make the area more ac­ces­si­ble for trav­ellers. Yes­ter­day Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil en­dorsed a RV Strat­egy which will see the bays cre­ated also in the Cairns CBD, to reaf­firm coun­cil’s com­mit­ment to be ‘‘RVfriendly but not free’’.

Mayor Bob Man­ning said Coun­cil wants all trav­ellers to feel wel- come and make the re­gion more ac­ces­si­ble and at­trac­tive to RV trav­ellers.

‘‘ In do­ing so, how­ever, we ac­knowl­edge the im­por­tance of sup­port­ing our lo­cal busi­nesses by en­cour­ag­ing vis­i­tors to utilise the ex­ist­ing car­a­van parks our re­gion has to of­fer,’’ he said. The des­ig­nated park­ing bays will be in Wharf St, Port Dou­glas and in Fox­ton Av­enue, Moss­man, which will also have a free black wa­ter dump­point fa­cil­ity.

The RV strat­egy also re­in­forces the en­force­ment un­der Coun­cil’s ex­ist­ing Lo­cal Laws of il­le­gal camp­ing on road­sides and other ar­eas.

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