Fraser Coast councillor Paul Truscott fought to make Maryborough an official RV friendly town.
Fraser Coast councillor Paul Truscott fought to make Maryborough an official RV friendly town. Valerie Horton

50 RV camping spots to become available at airport

MARYBOROUGH has taken a major step toward becoming RV friendly, with up to 50 new low-cost RV camping spaces set to become available at Maryborough Airport in the new year.

Doonvilla Football Club was awarded the tender to operate the airport site on behalf of the Fraser Coast Regional Council, which voted in favour of allowing more RV camping sites in the central business district and other parts of the city earlier this year.

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Councillor Paul Truscott, who led the charge to change the council's RV strategy, said the decision to award the club with the contract was a positive step toward giving Maryborough the status of an official RV friendly town.

"This is a big step that makes more RV spaces available to attract travellers into Maryborough and the Fraser Coast," he said.

A spokeswoman from Campervan & Motorhome Club of Australia said while Maryborough did not have the status yet, the council had lodged an application to be an RV friendly town.

She said the club was just waiting for information concerning the sites that were available for travellers and it was likely that the city would achieve RV friendly status early next year.

Cr Truscott said he was pleased to see the tender process be completed and he was looking forward to seeing the Doonvilla Football Club help to attract travellers to the region.

"The club provided a number of valid points that made their application stand out," he said.

Cr Truscott said the council's planning scheme allowed for up to 50 travellers to stay at the airport, but it would ultimately be up to Doonvilla Football Club to determine how many they were able to service at the site.

He said it was yet to be determined when travellers would be able to start staying at the airport.

"The club will be working on that and leave details to be finalised."