Hill's new parking area
set to benefit
New parking area for
RVs at Broken Hill
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WORK on a new area
which will include parking facilities for caravans
and motorhomes in NSW's heritage city of Broken
Hill is almost complete.
The $300,000 Kintore Reserve project will also
include a dump point for RVs and will boost parking in the CBD district
and better cater for tourists.
Located opposite the Broken Hill Tourist
Information Centre, it will accommodate seven large recreational and 32
Council chief operations officer Anthony Misagh said the area would make
the city more RV friendly and also help boost tourism in the CBD.
Mr Misagh said recent research showed that the habits of caravan and
motorhome travellers were changing, with ‘baby boomers’ now making up the
majority of the market.
“We recently had a great discussion with New Young Consulting who are
experts on this demographic, and their findings have been really
interesting,” he said.
“The older ‘silent generation’ of caravan travellers, who would pass
through towns keep to themselves and generally be self-sufficient, have
been largely replaced by the baby boomers who are more outgoing, love to
walk, explore and spend more money.
“This carpark is less than five minutes' walk from the CBD
so ideally we’ll see travellers taking advantage of it and
wandering into the CBD to visit businesses in that area.
“We’ve said many times that we’re committed to revitalising the CBD, and
hopefully this helps us move closer to that goal."