Improved waste facilities for RV travellers

03 December 2012

More black water waste disposal points will be installed across South Australia to cater for recreational vehicles touring through regional South Australia.

The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) has provided the Campervan & Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) $45,000 towards the set-up of eight waste disposal points through its Tourism Development Fund.

The waste points will be strategically placed at priority locations across the state including Elliston, Kapunda, Yunta, Hawker, Marla, Quorn, Mount Barker and Lock.

Minister for Tourism Gail Gago said this would add to the 70 waste points which already exist across the state.

“This is a key strategic project for our state,” Minister Gago said.

“It will encourage more visitors to explore these regions and stay for an extended amount of time, which will also mean an increase in visitor spending to these areas.

“The additional waste disposal points will also discourage illegal dumping of waste at roadside rest areas and outback areas around attractions.”

CMCA general manager Richard Barwick said South Australia was a “must do” destination for many CMCA members and it was important to have the facilities to cater for this market.

“CMCA appreciate the extensive support from the South Australian Tourism Commission who have contributed significantly towards the enhancement of resources required for recreational vehicle travellers,” Mr Barwick said.

“These black water disposal units are integral for the RV driver who needs to dispose of waste every three to five days.”

The project is part of a plan by CMCA to introduce up to 20 new subsidised dump points in regional South Australia in 2012/13.

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