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17 September, 2021

RV Park gets thumbs up

COMMUNITY support for an RV Park in Douglas Shire is gaining momentum, with 94% of respondents to a recent survey backing a site to be built in Mossman.

Douglas Shire Council has released results of a survey which gauged community sentiment towards a building an RV Park in the sugarcane town.

A report containing several different RV Park options will be tabled at the September Ordinary Council Meeting for Councillors to consider.

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

Based on research done by the Caravan and Motor Home Association Australia (which has more than 70,000 members), economic benefit comes from travellers spending in the local shops, pubs, restaurants, and tourist attractions.

This research, which shows travellers spend on average $282.24 per night, has been backed up by other councils who have taken advantage of the RV traveller market.

The economic boost in the community could be up to $2.5 million, depending on the capacity of the RV Park.

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