As of Friday 26 of June, a temporary Recreational Vehicle (RV) rest stop is now set up in Tatura as part of the Tatura RV Friendly Township proposal, which was approved at the April Ordinary Council meeting.
Council will be providing three 48 hour limit parking bays for fully self-contained vehicles at the Douglas Street car park in Tatura as part of a 12-month trial to welcome travellers to the town.
This location was identified as a potential trial location with its close proximity to Hogan Street and the many eateries and shops on offer.
Greater Shepparton sees a number of fully self-contained RVs travel through and Mayor Councillor Seema Abdullah said the trial would encourage them to stop and stay in the region.
“The trial aims to enhance visitation and economic stimulation opportunities from the growing RV market as the region expands its tourism offerings and experiences,” Cr Abdullah said.
“Our small towns are filled with great attractions, culture and hospitality giving travellers the opportunity to experience more on their trips and encourages them to stay and spend in local communities, and experience all our region has to offer.”
Part of the trial saw the car park area resurfaced as well as the site to see an upgrade in street lighting and the setup of CCTV monitoring to assist with assessing the success of the trial.
Tatura Community group member Alex Carter said they hope travelers will stop and enjoy all that Tatura has to offer.
“Tatura is an ideal first stop for many travellers heading north for winter, now they will have the opportunity to stop and experience a great variety of shops just a short stroll away and will have no need to move their rigs from the site,” Mr Carter said.