Aussie Town Becomes 'RV Friendly'
Last Sunday saw Kapunda, South Australia, officially become an RV (recreational vehicle) Friendly Town when Mayor of Light Regional Council, Bill O’Brien and Marcus Hearl, president of the Kapunda Harness Racing Club opened the site, the Barossa Herald reported.
As an RV Friendly Town, the site will provide certain free services such as rest areas with a flat, hard parking surface, rubbish bins, a fully functional RV dump point and a potable water refill point.
The site is based at the Kapunda Harness Racing Club complex grounds where their staff will manage day to day operations and future ongoing maintenance as a service to the community.
Visitors can stay for two nights at the site for a cost of $5 per night and use of the dumping point is a gold coin donation.
Kirsty Dudley, Light Regional Council's Tourism and Special Projects Officer, said, "At any one time it is estimated that there are over 21,000 fully self-contained RV and campervan vehicles on Australia’s roads.
"These travellers are reported to spend around $500 per week while on their travels in fuel, food and entertainment and by Kapunda being on the 'RV Friendly Towns' program is just another way that the local tourism investment can be increased through provision of appropriate infrastructure,” Dudley said.
The total cost of the project is $8500, with a $4000 contribution from the South Australian Tourism Commission for installation and materials cost.
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