Weekend Courier - - Opinion -

NOW that the prospect of Point Peron be­ing ru­ined by in­ap­pro­pri­ate devel­op­ment that would be for the en­joy­ment of the few rather than the ma­jor­ity seems to be gone, maybe my sug­ges­tion might be wor­thy of con­sid­er­a­tion.

The tourist po­ten­tial of the area is not in ques­tion and needs to be avail­able to all, not just those with bulging wal­lets and I think the com­mu­nity might sup­port the devel­op­ment of a tourist, re­peat, tourist only, car­a­van park, with ap­pro­pri­ate time lim­its within the Point Peron area.

A tourist car­a­van park would blend quite well with other sug­gested at­trac­tions we have heard sug­gested for the area.

There are sev­eral com­pa­nies around Aus­tralia such as Big4, Top Tourist and oth­ers, and also many coun­cils who cre­ate very at­trac­tive parks that do not ac­cept per­ma­nents and cre­ate very en­joy­able parks with vary­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion choices rang­ing from self con­tained cab­ins, pow­ered car­a­van sites and camp­ing sites.

Many of them also have restau­rants and cafes that are open to the pub­lic, ten­nis courts, pools, bike hire and many other at­trac­tions, and they are in­vari­ably kept very neat and tidy with lawns and gar­dens and as tourist only parks, they have time lim­its to en­sure they stay that way and there is al­most nil noise at night.

Tourist parks such as I am sug­gest­ing are a huge mag­net to many in car­a­vans and trav­ellers who travel around this coun­try, and to have one at Point Peron would bring much­needed in­come to the en­tire area with trav­ellers en­joy­ing all that our area has to of­fer while they stay for a week or two.

With­out in any way den­i­grat­ing any car­a­van parks that are al­ready here, the ones who ad­ver­tise tourist park and don't of­fer or pro­vide per­ma­nent sites and are in such a top sea­side area will bring much-needed in­come to this area.

No doubt, some will see is­sues but as a car­a­van trav­eller, I can speak from ex­pe­ri­ence and am con­fi­dent that this type of at­trac­tion would be a ma­jor plus for the Rock­ing­ham area. PETER ED­WARDS, Safety Bay FRED­ER­ICK KEMPS, Kar­nup

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