The Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) says it supports the City of Ballarat Council in establishing a Recreational Vehicle (RV) parking area at Pioneer Park, Wendouree, for the benefit of the Ballarat community.
CMCA Chief Executive Officer Richard Barwick said today analysis shows that CMCA member travellers spend up to $700 a week exploring road tourism options. CMCA says it shares the public and Council's anger and frustration with the tactics of the Victorian Caravan Parks Association which seem, it says to be aimed at achieving nothing more than disrupting Council actions and subverting a proposal that has taken more than two years to put together.
CMCA Board Director, Keith Moxham, says he believes that the Victorian Caravan Parks Associations (VCPAs) letter of concern submitted just two days before the Council meeting was clearly designed to disrupt Councils decision making processes and prevent RVs from accessing Ballarat.
CMCA and the City of Ballarat Council have been working together to make Ballarat RV friendly and boost the citys tourism industry for a number of years.
The Victorian Caravan Parks Association was free to raise any legal issues regarding Pioneer Park at any time during that process but decided to do this only at the last minute, Keith Moxham said.