Tiaro to make a bid for RV sign

THE Tiaro Chamber of Commerce will make an application to the Caravan Motorhome Club of Australia to give the highway town RV-friendly status.

Chamber president Darryl Stewart said the group was in the process of preparing and lodging the application.

With Petrie Park and behind the Royal Hotel available to RVs, Mr Stewart believes the club would grant the town the status.

Mr Stewart dismissed Fraser Coast Regional Council's tourism councillor Stuart Taylor's concern about the affects changes to the RV market would have on commercial caravan parks.

"The people who stay at caravan parks will always stay at caravan parks, including some RVs who stop to charge their batteries and do their washing," Mr Stewart said.

"These people are like turtles - they carry their homes on their back," he said.

Mr Stewart agreed with the CMCA's calls for the Fraser Coast Regional Council to install a dump point at Tiaro.

He said the "decent septic tank would only need to be cleaned once every two or three months".

Australian Caravan Club Queensland representative Ray Cornall praised the council for its due diligence and said it should "keep doing what it's doing".

Mr Cornall said the council should apply for the ACC's sign welcoming all recreational vehicles.

He is also pushing the council to improve the state of the stop-and-shop in Hervey Bay.

Mr Cornall said a free camping site could be established opposite the Hervey Bay Historical Museum in Zephyr St in Scarness.