Cost to ratepayers
In a recent media release Western Bay of Plenty District Council state they have accepted a $200,000 grant from Central Government to trial a Kiwicamp facility in Waihi Beach this summer to help manage freedom camping.
It will be set up in the car park of the Waihi Beach Community Centre.
Mayor Garry Webber says “it is a great opportunity for Council to trial a KiwiCamp model — at very little cost to the ratepayer — to manage the increasing demand from freedom campers”. But Council staff estimate it could cost