MAY 2020


Reports of 'unacceptable' behaviour

Council asks local community whether
free RV park should close permanently

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SOUTH Australia's Kingston District Council is asking the local community whether it should pull down the shutters at Pinks Beach RV Park.

While the council-managed free facility remains closed due to COVID-19, opinion is being canvassed on whether it should be shut down permanently.

The basic facility in its current form has provided up to five nights free stay since 2013.

But Mayor Kay Rasheed has indicated that the park was only in place until a new long-term parking area for RVs within the township was identified.

"In late 2019, following reports of unacceptable behaviour such as overcrowding, large volumes of litter and power cords extending across the road, we requested that the chief executive officer undertake investigations into alternative locations for the Pinks Beach RV Park," she said.

But CEO Natalie Traeger found there was no suitable council available without incurring reasonable costs to provide facilities such as lighting, public conveniences and waste management.

"Not only are there no obvious alternative locations, changes to criteria in relation to the Campervan & Motorhome Club of Australia's RV Friendly Town program means that the council no longer has to provide free camping to maintain its RV Friendly town status," she said.

The council also owns and manages the RV park adjacent the Kingston jetty, which it has just extended, as well as the Kingston Foreshore Caravan Park.

These parks were fully re-opened following the announcement of Step 1 of the roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions on May 11.

The council will now hold a poll on its Facebook page as well as accept submissions direct.


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