Four coastal sites
Redlands set for new basic campground
Have your say
City Council plans to establish a basic camping ground catering for
self-contained caravanners and other RV travellers.
It is inviting expressions of interest from not-for-profit or community
organisations with experience or capabilities in operating the facilities.
Four sites have been identified as potentially suitable after a recent
economic needs assessment.
They are located at Island Street adjoining Cleveland Bowls Club, Redland
Showgrounds, Raby Bay Boulevard Park, and near William Street boat ramp at
"The self-contained RV and caravan market is growing, and Redlands Coast
has so much natural beauty to offer these tourists," Mayor Karen Williams
"COVID-19 has changed the way we travel, and people are now engaging in
more local tourism.
“What better way to capture this market than to provide a basic camping
ground for people who are seeking an affordable short stay close to shops,
Moreton Bay and a range of tourism experiences?"
She said the area was south-east Queensland’s gateway to a world of
coastal and island discovery and it was a great opportunity for community
or non-profit organisations to operate a basic camping ground and be
ambassadors for the "naturally wonderful Redlands Coast".
Cr Williams said while basic camping grounds offered the few facilities
needed by self-contained RVs and caravans, they also preserved the appeal
and amenity of a location.
"Basic camping grounds are supported by minor infrastructure and are
strictly limited to self-contained vehicles, which have their own water,
power, toilets and showers," she said.
"The EOI process is an important step towards establishing a camping
ground for self-contained RVs and caravans, delivering benefits to local
businesses, the tourism industry and the community.
"If council shortlists a not-for-profit or community organisation through
the EOI process, the community will be consulted on the preferred site and
the proposal prior to commencement of any basic camping ground."
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