Chamber to get word on RV Friendly

WITH the RV Friendly still raising concerns, Loyd Wiermans is eager to be part of the upcoming meeting on the matter.

Mr Wiermans and his wife Shirley own a six-metre RV (recreational vehicle) and after three years of travelling said it is hard for them to stay at caravan parks and supported the friendly status for all regions.

“We have two little dogs and it makes us nearly ineligible for most caravan parks,” Mr Wiermans said.

This is not the couple’s only problem, as there vehicle can not always be accommodated at a caravan park due to its size, and they have no transportation after they have set up their vehicle as their accommodation.

“It takes a fair bit to get it in there (caravan park) and to get it level,” he said.

“They aren’t RV Friendly; they don’t suit RV’s; they suit caravans.”

Mr Wiermans said they don’t require facilities of a caravan park and don’t need to spend the extra money to stay at one to provide these services like showers and toilets.

The issue has generated a lot of interest in the community, both negative and positive, and the chamber of commerce will be facilitating a meeting where Rose City’s residents can have their questions answered.

Local identity Mr Buchner agrees RV Friendly status would have a great benefit for the town, and the only thing the visitors would bring would be more money for the community.

“By becoming an RV Friendly town they will come here,” Mr Buchner said. As it is now we don’t have an RV problem.

“If we do become RV Friendly do people think the visitors are just going to change overnight.”

The meeting will be addressed by a representative from Campervan Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) who will be able to answer residents’ concerns over what the change could bring.

Warwick Chamber of Commerce president John Randall said the chamber is not undertaking a mediating role in this matter and is going through the required process to make a decision or policy on the RV issue.

“At the end of the day, it is the Council who will decide on this matter,” Mr Randall said.

Meeting

When: Wednesday from 7pm.

Where: Kings Auditorium at the Warwick RSL.

Why: To be informed on what RV Friendly status could bring.



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