Kershaw Gardens in the Beef
City again welcomes travellers
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ROCKHAMPTON Regional Council has confirmed
that the controversial Kershaw Gardens camping area in the Beef City is
again open for travellers.
A spokesperson told Caravanning News: "Yep, that's correct. Fully
self-contained vehicles can stay for up to 48 hours."
But the Caravan Parks Association of Queensland told us it was
"disappointed" the council had changed the planning scheme to suit its own
purpose and needs.
It had disregarded the decision handed down by the Planning and
Environment Court, the association claimed.
"Despite changing their planning scheme to suit themselves, the council
continue to impose a high level of regulation and significant fees and
charges on local caravan parks which must in turn be passed on to their
guests," general manager Michelle Weston said.
"This decision by the council will have a negative impact on the local
community in terms of costs to ratepayers to maintain the site and losses
of jobs and economic activity in the region."
The association, backed by local parks, won a heated legal battle in 2018
to have caravans and other RVs banned from overnighting at the gardens.
The site's closure caused uproar among travellers, with the 4600-member
Australian Caravan Club expressing its concern to politicians over
Social media was packed with threats from caravanners and other travellers
to boycott the city.
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