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Community & Business

29 September, 2021

Overwhelming support for new RV Park

MOSSMAN is set to become another RV hotspot in the Far North after a recent survey found that 94 percent of respondents backed the building on a new RV park.

By Rhys Thomas

Residents of the Douglas Shire have shown their support for a proposed new RV park to be built in Mossman.

MOSSMAN is set to become another RV hotspot in the Far North after a recent survey found that 94 percent of respondents backed the building on a new RV park.

Now a report looking at several different RV park options is set to be tabled at the September Ordinary Council meeting for consideration.

Looking at research done by the Caravan and Motor Home Association Australia, they found that economic benefit comes from travellers and tourists spending money in the local shops, pubs, restaurants, and tourist attractions. 

With a reserved RV park these travellers are more likely to spend more time within the shire, supporting the local economy.

Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said the idea of putting an RV Park in Mossman received overwhelming support during consultation.

“Local residents and business owners were decisively clear in their support for Council to put the wheels in motion for an RV Park,” he said. 

“People see it as an economic driver for the local business community and an opportunity for Mossman to really flourish.

“Local Governments up and down the east coast have embraced the RV market, with some regions reporting an additional $1 million worth of economic activity in the first year of operation.”

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