City con­sid­ers more dump points

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News - Gareth McKnight

The City of Rock­ing­ham is ex­am­in­ing the po­ten­tial pro­vi­sion of pub­lic dump points to be used by trav­ellers in mo­torhomes pass­ing through the re­gion, while a lo­cal busi­ness­man has stated added car­a­van park fa­cil­i­ties are needed.

Rock­ing­ham RV Cen­tre owner Jim Groves said he was asked fre­quently by tourists and peo­ple trav­el­ling through the city about car­a­van park fa­cil­i­ties.

“Ev­ery day peo­ple ring and ask where the dump sites are; peo­ple are driv­ing straight past us and go­ing to Man­durah,” he said.

“When tourists are trav­el­ling they will get onto Google and find the dump sites. Wher­ever they are, that is where they are go­ing to stay.

“The more we have got, the bet­ter off we are. We need a cou­ple of car­a­van parks that are se­ri­ous about it.”

Mr Groves con­tacted the Rock­ing­ham Kwinana Cham­ber of Com­merce in re­la­tion to the is­sue.

Cham­ber ex­ec­u­tive board mem­ber Caro­line Hume said Mr Groves had the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s sup­port and that im­proved car­a­van park fa­cil­i­ties would bring more peo­ple to Rock­ing­ham.

City of Rock­ing­ham Mayor Barry Sam­mels said the state­ment that there were no car­a­van parks with a dump site within the City of Rock­ing­ham is not cor­rect.

“All car­a­van parks within the City re­quire a dump point for park users as per the Car­a­van Park and Camp­ing Ground Reg­u­la­tions 1997 – Reg 47,” he said.

“How­ever they are only avail­able for oc­cu­pants of the car­a­van park and not for gen­eral use.

“The pro­vi­sion of pub­lic dump points in the City of Rock­ing­ham is cur­rently be­ing in­ves­ti­gated as it has been iden­ti­fied that this type of fa­cil­ity may at­tract car­a­vans and mo­torhomes into the city.

“Pub­lic dump points are likely to need ap­proval from the Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion and will need to meet spe­cific re­quire­ments re­lated to the zon­ing and de­vel­op­ment ap­proval of the prop­erty.”

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