Queensland’s Redland City Council plans to establish a basic camping ground catering for self-contained RV travellers
It is inviting expressions of interest from not-for-profit or community organisations with experience or capabilities in operating the facilities.
Four sites have been identified as potentially suitable after a recent economic needs assessment. They are located at Island Street adjoining Cleveland Bowls Club, Redland Showgrounds, Raby Bay Boulevard Park, and near William Street boat ramp at Wellington Point.
"The self-contained RV and caravan market is growing, and Redlands Coast has so much natural beauty to offer these tourists," Mayor Karen Williams said. "COVID-19 has changed the way we travel, and people are now engaging in more local tourism. What better way to capture this market than to provide a basic camping ground for people who are seeking an affordable short stay close to shops, Moreton Bay and a range of tourism experiences?"
The Mayor said the area was South-East Queensland’s gateway to a world of coastal and island discovery and it was a great opportunity for community or non-profit organisations to operate a basic camping ground and be ambassadors for the, "Naturally wonderful Redlands Coast".
The Mayor also said that while basic camping grounds offered the few facilities needed by self-contained RVers, they also preserved the appeal and amenity of a location.
"Basic camping grounds are supported by minor infrastructure and are strictly limited to self-contained vehicles, which have their own water, power, toilets and showers," she said. "The EOI process is an important step towards establishing a camping ground for self-contained RVs, delivering benefits to local businesses, the tourism industry and the community.
"If council shortlists a not-for-profit or community organisation through the EOI process, the community will be consulted on the preferred site and the proposal prior to commencement of any basic camping ground."