Recreational Vehicle (RV) Friendly accreditation for Orbost is on the table, and East Gippsland Shire Council wants to know your thoughts.
RV Friendly is an initiative of the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia Limited. Council has been requested by some members of the Orbost community to seek accreditation. RV refers to all recreational vehicles. This includes motorhomes, caravans, campervans and camper trailers.
Mayor, Cr Mark Reeves said RV Friendly accreditation is a significant step, and Council was keen to understand the views of residents and business operators.
“You will be able to have your say through a survey on Council’s engagement portal https://yoursay.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au/ from 31 March to 23 April. Hard copy surveys will also be available from our customer service centres,” Cr Reeves said.“
The survey will ask questions about if you support RV Friendly accreditation, and possible locations for free or low cost overnight stays by RVs.”
Typically, RVs are self-contained and accreditation only requires facilities for such self-contained vehicles rather than camping more generally.
“Orbost meets or can readily meet many of the criteria. One of the key areas is the provision of a free or low cost overnight stay area for about 10 RVs within walking distance of the commercial centre of Orbost,” Cr Reeves said.
“RV Friendly accreditation and the establishment of a free or low-cost camping area also needs to consider impacts (if any) on the existing caravan park in Orbost. The existing caravan park lease concludes later in the year at which point Council would expect a new expression of interest process will be undertaken.”
For more information, to learn about RV Friendly criteria, and to take the survey please visit https://yoursay.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au