Buxton residents to consider RV overnight parking

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Buxton RV parking
A meeting will provide residents with information on what's involved from a planning and regulatory perspective in potentially establishing a RV facility in Buxton.

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.”

2 COMMENTS

  1. Please consider allowing a few days stay, gives travellers a chance to explore the region and do some shopping, fishing and relaxing.

  2. Buxton is only a small community and to have an RV parking overnight is only going to benefit the traveler and the one and only general store in the area. Only 20 mins north is the township of Childers that has all of the facilities grey nomads and backpackers need, therefore it is a nice to have and only the General Store will be happy if this goes ahead. Economy wise it is not a big winner considering Childers so close and the cost of upgrading the amenities that travelers need. For example, upgrade toilet facilities to include a paid solar shower, minimal kitchen facilities, BBQ, wash up area, rainwater tanks to flush toilets and for showering, clearly mark taps that have rainwater and not fit for human consumption. A Dump Point is a nice to have, however if you don’t have one they will use the toilets to empty their toilet cassettes, not a hygienic way, however difficult to police. A way to help would be a sign to indicate that a Dump Point is available in Childers. Sewerage system at Buxton? needs to be considered.
    Construct this facility in accordance with the Green Building Guide of Australia and local government guidelines. Some suggestions:
    1. The area would need lighting, LED Solar with sensors to turn on and off.
    2. The toilets would need occupancy sensors.
    3. Roofing to allow lighting,
    4. Rainwater tanks to use harvested rainwater to flush toilets and Showers. I suggest that you install a Rainbank that switches the flow of water to mains if the rainwater tanks drop to a certain level and once harvested rainwater is received, then the Rainbank will then switch back to tank water. The system is not designed to top up tanks.
    Need to ensure that access to Boat Ramp and parking of Boat Trailers is not affected.
    Limit stay for 48 hours.
    Plenty of rubbish bins or one large industrial bin centrally located or placement of smaller bins, if they have to walk too far, they will not use it. Recycle is a no brainier.
    I hope this helps with discussion, my views only, I live in Brisbane and I know Buxton as my sister lives in the area.
    Currently, travelers are staying overnight in the area, may need CCTV?
    Happy to provide more feedback if you wish.

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