Buxton is the latest location across the Bundaberg Region to seek the views of residents regarding establishing an overnight parking location for recreational vehicles (RVs).
Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Trevor said a public meeting has been called for Thursday, April 4 at the Buxton Community Hall commencing at 6pm.
“Council has attended meetings of the Buxton Friendship Association where the possible establishment of a defined parking area for RVs was discussed,” he said.
“Given that Buxton is a small and very close-knit community it was decided that an open public meeting was the best way forward in determining an outcome.”
“The meeting will provide the opportunity to explain what is involved from a planning and regulatory perspective in establishing such a facility. Obviously it would bring with it a requirement for certain infrastructure.’
Cr Trevor said he did not believe Council would compete with private enterprise if an applicant decided to pursue a similar initiative.
“Buxton, on the banks of the Burrum River, is an idyllic location and certainly has plenty to offer visitors as a temporary stop or even for a few days to enjoy the excellent fishing and crabbing,” he said.
“Establishing RV overnight parks across the Bundaberg Region has been rewarded with a surge in visitor numbers which has been welcomed by local traders.
“Bundaberg, Gin Gin, Apple Tree Creek and Childers cater to overnight stays with positive economic outcomes.”
“The meeting at
Buxton is important in allowing all residents to provide a view on the proposal
and a strong attendance is encouraged.”
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