The Oceanside RV Way of life Village is heading into a brand new chapter with the mission formally opened on Saturday.
And the ribbon chopping couldn’t have been timed higher with information the Bundaberg area is reportedly Australia’s RV capital.
Mayor Jack Dempsey mentioned in 2020, the 4670 postcode space had greater than 5200 caravan and campervan registrations in contrast with 4450 in 2015.
“There are actually 7.5 registrations for each 100 households in Bundaberg,” he mentioned.
“That is the biggest variety of registrations for any postcode in Australia, the second being Mandurah in WA with 4890 adopted by Hervey Bay with 4851.
“RV Way of life Village will cater for a few of this rising demand.”
The resort-style Burnett Heads facility will function 487 house websites when accomplished.
Cr Dempsey mentioned the mission had certified for incentives beneath the extremely profitable Bundaberg Open for Growth scheme.
“Infrastructure prices will probably be discounted by 50 per cent if all of the works are accomplished earlier than 28 June 2024,” he mentioned.
“Which means as much as 133 items on the location could possibly be incentivised if accomplished by the due date.
“Judging by the progress made up to now, that focus on will probably be efficiently achieved.”
Cr Dempsey mentioned the council was dedicated to encouraging best-practice and sustainable improvement to fulfill the wants of a rising inhabitants whereas sustaining the area’s distinctive life-style and pure atmosphere.
“RV Oceanside is a superb instance of what council needs to see achieved for the betterment of our group,” he mentioned.
“I’m happy that native companies have been concerned with the design and development together with Devcon, RMA Engineers, Insite SJC, John Gatley Constructing Designs, SNT Electrical and Christensen Industries.
“The location is absolutely sewered, representing a fast return on council’s $71 million funding within the Rubyanna Wastewater Therapy Plant to assist coastal improvement.
“It’s a master-planned village, constructed to the best requirements.”
Cr Dempsey mentioned the council recognised the alternatives that go together with encouraging developments corresponding to RV Way of life Village.
“Yearly, besides final 12 months due to the pandemic, we’ve got the annual migration of gray nomads to the Bundaberg area,” he mentioned.
“Folks from New South Wales, Victoria, Canberra and South Australia head north to flee the chilly climate. Along with our fantastic local weather, they benefit from the friendship and camaraderie that goes with sharing an expertise.
“We’ve been actively in search of to make the Bundaberg area RV pleasant by creating extra parking areas and offering facilities.”