QUEENSLAND'S Bundaberg Regional Council has moved a step further in
having an RV-Friendly site in the Rum City.
The news comes after the "outstanding success" of the Campervan and
Motorhome Club of Australia’s National Rally in Bundaberg last October.
The council has announced it has now completed all formalities in granting
the CMCA a five-year lease on the city's disused showgrounds precinct.
But only CMCA members will be able to use the
park, prompting complaints from caravanners and other travellers.
"This land belongs to the people and it seems so unfair that only a select
few will be able to overnight there," Queensland grey nomad Fred Taylor
"It should be available for all travellers, CMCA members or not."
Mayor Jack Dempsey said the RV club had been the
only group to register an expression of interest to establish an
RV-Friendly site when when it was advertised early last year.
The council advised the club in May that it had been selected as the
arriving for last year's CMCA rally in Bundaberg
"Council has supplied the site to CMCA at an annual cost of $16,500," Cr
"CMCA will be responsible for costs associated with developing the site.
This includes development approvals, dump point, water and power access,
construction of an onsite shed, signage inclusive of park rules, fencing,
security gate and landscaping."
Cr Dempsey explained that the showgrounds would be turned into a self-contained RV
park and initially allow a maximum of 50 RVs on the site.
"The CMCA National Rally last year attracted around 1000 RVs and a couple
of thousand people to the Bundaberg region for around two weeks,"
"That taste of the region has whet the appetites of many of those visitors
who are now keen to make our region a regular port of call during their
"This facility is good news for CMCA members and represents a great
economic outcome for the Bundaberg region. The site is close to a major
shopping centre, cafes and businesses that supply to RV owners."
The Mayor said CMCA has also been offered an option for an additional five