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RV overflow not yet required

Posted on: Wednesday, 10 May 2017 at 11:18:56 AM

An overflow site for self-contained RVs is set to open again this tourist season, once commercial caravan parks reach seventy-five per cent capacity.

The seventy-five per cent threshold was set by Council to balance the need to support commercial caravan park operations in the Town and the high demand for camping sites during the tourist season.

The Town of Port Hedland will move any campers on from the site until it is officially opened for the season.
Town of Port Hedland Mayor Camilo Blanco said self-drive tourists were an important contributor to the local economy, however the Town needed to also support caravan parks to run successful operations.

“Our overflow camping was extremely popular last year and if the demand is there this year, we will continue to run the program,” Cr Blanco said.

“It is an overflow facility and is run to support demand over and above what the local caravan parks can handle. As such, we will wait until the commercial operators are three quarters full before the facility is opened,” he said.

“We want to attract more grey nomads to come to town, however we can’t do this by undermining the business of the commercial caravan parks.”

RV users can go to the Port Hedland Visitor Centre for advice on camp ground options.
Those waiting for the overflow camping site to be opened are advised to watch the Town’s website and Facebook page for updates.

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