Council must cater for short-stay accommodation
I agree with Justin Smith that our city needs short-stay accommodation (Letters 18/04).
The State Government identifies Rockingham as the No. 1 metropolitan tourist attractor. Yet I hear of RV owners and tourists bypassing Rockingham because there are no suitable facilities.
Two caravan parks have been demolished recently and not replaced and the other caravan parks now house largely permanent residents. Why hasn’t our council been proactive on this? What Mr Smith calls “the large expanse of scrub” is a actually a Bush Forever site and part of Rockingham Lakes Regional Park. It’s not for bulldozing as the WA Planning Commission ruled. But until last year the cleared lots were in use for a caravan park and short-stay accommodation. Why is it so difficult to see the opportunity?