Closure of showgrounds to Tourists.

Submitted: Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 13:52
ThreadID: 77288 Views:4955 Replies:6 FollowUps:7
This Thread has been Archived
Here is the latest move on cheap camping.

http://www.tweednews.com.au/story/2010/03/29/showground-camping-ban-nsw-tourist/

It involves closing Showgrounds to tourists in NSW.

I suggest that you all protest to your local member and include the URL above.

I have done so to my local Member.
To me it is a grab at the little mans cash.
I have stayed at many showgrounds and in only a few have found their facilities lacking.
Then again I have found the same in van parks.
No wonder one goes for the alternative camping.

A p........eed of Dodg.

I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

Cheers Dodg.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  Send Message

Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Notso - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 14:06

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 14:06
These "Business People" don't understand that there are three basic groups of Caravanners.

1 The group that will stay in Caravan parks most of the time

2 The group who will avoid caravan parks at all costs

3 The very small group who spend most of their time in caravan parks, but occasionally "Camp Out"

The only ones these bans really affect is the third group as the first group will just go somewhere else and camp and spend their money in the towns that appreciate them.

In Forbes we had a similar problem when the NSW Government, under pressure from local Caravan parks, implemented a ban on the use of a piece of crown land right in town.

The local council did the right thing and opened up another piece of land about 200 metres away that the council owned. The free campers seem to like it and there is heaps more room for more vans!

AnswerID: 410898

Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 15:20

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 15:20
And places like Blackhall that use the showground as spill-over from the Caravan Park...
0
FollowupID: 680921

Reply By: Member - steve. B... (NSW) - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 15:14

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 15:14
Dodger...
It seems that the link is broken. when I click on the link, it stops at showground and opens as PAGE NOT FOUND

Cheers Steve.B...

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

AnswerID: 410905

Follow Up By: Member - Niss42 - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 15:29

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 15:29
Try this link:-
http://www.tweednews.com.au/story/2010/03/29/showground-camping-ban-nsw-tourist/

niss42
Missn in da Nissan

Member
My Profile  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 680925

Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 17:51

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 17:51
http://www.tweednews.com.au/story/2010/03/29/showground-camping-ban-nsw-tourist/

Done via "Insert Link"... :)

Andrew
0
FollowupID: 680946

Reply By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 15:17

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 15:17
Sometimes local Councils do things for a good reason. Our local Council closed the showground C/p because long term tenants thought they owned it....put up
sheds, dog yards, veg patches etc. The whole thing was a disgrace. But to their
credit they opened a very nice area on the creek in town to free camping. Cold
showers & toilets...48 hour limit. There are campers there every night & they
leave their $$$ in town....a good outcome methinks......oldbaz.
AnswerID: 410906

Reply By: Member -Dodger - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 15:27

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 15:27
You can type the www.tweednews.com.au in your browser and follow the links.

Or go here.

Try this Link

I hope one of these work.

I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

Cheers Dodg.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  Send Message

AnswerID: 410909

Follow Up By: Member - Niss42 - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 15:32

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 15:32
G'day Dodger
Got it at last.

niss42
Missn in da Nissan

Member
My Profile  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 680927

Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 11:35

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 11:35
I feel this will be just a typical NSW thing,
one of the best in Qld is the one at Barcaldine.

.
still going strong with 836,179 K's

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

AnswerID: 411044

Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 08:58

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 08:58
Doug , there is currently a bit of a s,fight going on in Barcy bettween the two c/van parks and the council over the legalities of using the showgrounds as a campground even though the showgrounds are now dearer by a $ or 3 per night,,,
0
FollowupID: 683465

Reply By: petengail - Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 08:48

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 08:48
like oldbaz - our council (redcliffe qld) had a problem with long term people setting up under tarps etc. the council removed them all. then opened up the showgrounds for bona fide campers - esp people with big rigs and/or dogs. as i drive past there most days there seems always to be 20 - 30 vans there. friends of ours travel the 10 ks or so from their place to camp there and say its terriffic and good value at 70 per week. excellent amenities too i am told
AnswerID: 413368

Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 09:01

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 09:01
And Humpybong State School during school holidays ,,,
0
FollowupID: 683466

Follow Up By: petengail - Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 19:10

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 19:10
sorry news about humpybong... my wife works there as a volunteer.... its been closed for a couple of years due to bloody insurance issues. we were talking about it just about half a hour ago she is going to see what the story is on tuesday when she goes back to work... will post what we can find out such a shame lovely area right over the road from the beach. we were saying much less chance of vandalism etc when there are people actually camping there? beggars description. cheers
0
FollowupID: 683548

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (14)