Recreational Vehicle (RV) Strategy

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Father and son playing in campgounds outside of a tent

Townsville City Council welcomes you to participate and have your say on the Recreational Vehicle (RV) Strategy.

Your feedback will contribute to shaping the final version of this document ahead of adoption.

About the project:

The RV Strategy seeks to maximise sustainable economic benefits from RV and camping tourism through increasing visitation numbers, increasing spend and extending the length of stay of RV and camping visitors to the Townsville region.

A copy of the strategy can be found in the document library section on this page.

Key Points:

  • Recreational Vehicle (RV) and camping travel is one of the fastest-growing tourism sectors in Australia.
  • To reflect the requirements of travellers and remain competitive with surrounding destinations, Townsville needs to offer a range of campground types ranging from basic sites with minimal infrastructure up to commercial resort-style facilities.
  • To grow RV and camping tourism, increased supply of campground sites is required, especially in the peak months of June – August.
  • Council does not intend to manage any new campgrounds, however there is an opportunity to expand camping capacity at Vincent “Bushy” Parker Park, Rollingstone – see the Concept Plan included for public comment on p27 of the draft Strategy.
  • For ongoing sustainability, it is recommended that a fee be adopted for users of the Council campgrounds.
  • Recommendations to grow the RV and camping tourist market are outlined in Section 6 of the draft Strategy.

How can you participate?

We are inviting people to provide feedback on the strategy by completing the short survey form found on the bottom of this page. There is also an interactive map that allows participants to provide points of interest on various locations across the city that may be relevant to the RV Strategy.

How long will the consultation period be?

Community consultation will take place from 20 January to 9 March 2020.

In addition to the online consultation, residents are invited to attend community consultation sessions in key locations across the city. These sessions will run through the key details of the Strategy.
Session 1: Friday 31 January, 5:30pm - Bluewater Community Centre
Session 2: Saturday 1 February, 8 - 10am - Fishermans Landing Fish Shop. Tooth Street, Balgal Beach
Session 3: Saturday 1 February, 11am - 1pm - Toomulla Park, Toomulla Beach

Additional Community Consultation:

Session 4: Sunday 8 March, 12 - 2pm - Saunders Beach Community Centre (Cnr Saunders Beach Road and Atoll Street).

For more information, please contact Ellen Cox from Future Cities on 13 48 10.


This consultation has now concluded. When finalised, the public consultation report will be made available for public viewing in the Document Library to the right. Thank you for your time.

Townsville City Council welcomes you to participate and have your say on the Recreational Vehicle (RV) Strategy.

Your feedback will contribute to shaping the final version of this document ahead of adoption.

About the project:

The RV Strategy seeks to maximise sustainable economic benefits from RV and camping tourism through increasing visitation numbers, increasing spend and extending the length of stay of RV and camping visitors to the Townsville region.

A copy of the strategy can be found in the document library section on this page.

Key Points:

  • Recreational Vehicle (RV) and camping travel is one of the fastest-growing tourism sectors in Australia.
  • To reflect the requirements of travellers and remain competitive with surrounding destinations, Townsville needs to offer a range of campground types ranging from basic sites with minimal infrastructure up to commercial resort-style facilities.
  • To grow RV and camping tourism, increased supply of campground sites is required, especially in the peak months of June – August.
  • Council does not intend to manage any new campgrounds, however there is an opportunity to expand camping capacity at Vincent “Bushy” Parker Park, Rollingstone – see the Concept Plan included for public comment on p27 of the draft Strategy.
  • For ongoing sustainability, it is recommended that a fee be adopted for users of the Council campgrounds.
  • Recommendations to grow the RV and camping tourist market are outlined in Section 6 of the draft Strategy.

How can you participate?

We are inviting people to provide feedback on the strategy by completing the short survey form found on the bottom of this page. There is also an interactive map that allows participants to provide points of interest on various locations across the city that may be relevant to the RV Strategy.

How long will the consultation period be?

Community consultation will take place from 20 January to 9 March 2020.

In addition to the online consultation, residents are invited to attend community consultation sessions in key locations across the city. These sessions will run through the key details of the Strategy.
Session 1: Friday 31 January, 5:30pm - Bluewater Community Centre
Session 2: Saturday 1 February, 8 - 10am - Fishermans Landing Fish Shop. Tooth Street, Balgal Beach
Session 3: Saturday 1 February, 11am - 1pm - Toomulla Park, Toomulla Beach

Additional Community Consultation:

Session 4: Sunday 8 March, 12 - 2pm - Saunders Beach Community Centre (Cnr Saunders Beach Road and Atoll Street).

For more information, please contact Ellen Cox from Future Cities on 13 48 10.


This consultation has now concluded. When finalised, the public consultation report will be made available for public viewing in the Document Library to the right. Thank you for your time.

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