Hand brakes on at new RV locations
Published: 5 February 2016
Travellers on the self-contained recreational vehicle circuit have given the big tick of approval with new dedicated facilities in Logan, filling to capacity over the past few weekends and the Australia Day holiday.
Located a Hugh Muntz Gardens in Beenleigh and Tully Memorial Park in North Maclean, the new stops are ideally located for travellers looking for an overnight rest stop.
Parks, Health, Environment and Sustainability Committee Chair, Cr Trevina Schwarz, said it wasn’t surprising both locations had proven to be popular.
“Council has worked together over the past two years to find just the right locations that have the right mix of existing facilities and the right location to capture passing recreational vehicle traffic,” she said.
“Both locations are on major highways (the Pacific Motorway and the Mt Lindesay Highway respectively) and offer great amenity for RV travellers looking for a rest and for a short stop to explore Logan.
“I understand both parks have been fully utilised in recent weeks - a great endorsement of our city as a travel destination for short stays.”
A working group of councillors led by Cr Laurie Smith worked in partnership with the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) to assist with locations and appropriate facilities.
“Grey nomads, recreation vehicle and motorhome enthusiasts are one of the largest single groups of travelling tourist, and with several major highways linking through and around Logan, it makes sense to build facilities that will bring in more visitors to the city,” he said.
“The CMCA have been a great help in planning and developing our chosen sites, and have advised Council on appropriate facilities and signage.
“In particular I would like to thank Bruce Reimers and Richard Mainey from the CMCA for their assistance.”
Councillor Jennie Breene, who has contributed significantly to the Muntz Garden project, said it was great news for Beenleigh, and highlighted the city had much to offer passing traffic.
“Beenleigh is the perfect spot between Brisbane and the Gold Coast to pull up and put the brakes on for a night or for a few, with plenty to see and do,” she said.
“Over the Australia Day period Hugh Muntz Gardens was packed – vindicating our determination get this project over the line.”
Cr Cherie Dalley also contributed to the working group project.