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Superpark plan for RVs

FUTURE PLANS: Mayoral candidate Jack Dempsey wants to set up a super park for RV's to visit Bundaberg. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
FUTURE PLANS: Mayoral candidate Jack Dempsey wants to set up a super park for RV's to visit Bundaberg. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

MAYORAL candidate Jack Dempsey has come up with a plan to attract people travelling in recreational vehicles to stop over in Bundaberg.

"I want to make the Bundaberg region the friendliest place in Australia to visit and spend money in the economy," he said.

Mr Dempsey said Bundaberg was currently listed by the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) as a non-friendly location.

He said the lack of a place for RVs to stop in Bundaberg was a lost opportunity for the economy.

His plan is to create a superpark for RVs close to the facilities in Bundaberg.

Mr Dempsey said he had spoken to the CMCA and it would be willing to cover the costs in a land lease arrangement.

"There would be no cost to ratepayers but the regional economy would greatly benefit," he said.

Mr Dempsey said the RVs were mostly self contained so there would be a minimal infrastructure cost.

He said there were more than 500,000 RVs in Australia, and approximately 200,000 a year would go straight past Bundaberg on the Bruce Hwy because there was no welcome for them here.

"We're missing out on millions of dollars and it would cost the ratepayers nothing," he said.

"Many of the RV owners are semi-retired who would be more than willing to assist other community groups while they're staying here," he said.

Mr Dempsey said he wanted RV owners to present Bundaberg to each other as a good place to stop.

"Around the campfires around Australia I want people to be talking about the Bundaberg region for its historical centres of Gin Gin and Childers and its beautiful beaches as a positive experience," he said.

He said he would also look at enhancing the facilities at Gin Gin and Childers.

Mr Dempsey said Bundaberg could host the CMCA's national rally in 2018 if his superpark plan came off.

"That would deliver a minimum $3 million boost to the local small businesses," he said.



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