Newman achieves first RV Friendly Town Status in the NW
Neman has become the first town in the North West to achieve RV Friendly Status. The program, run by the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) encourages towns to adopt low-cost parking for RV’s.
To be qualified for the program, the town must satisfy key criteria including the provision of low-cost overnight parking for self-contained vehicles and access to portable water and a dump point.
According to CMCA Chairman, Garry Lee, the RV Friendly Town™ network makes a significant contribution to the RV Tourism market in Australia.
“As the value of RV tourism becomes widely accepted, CMCA has more than 270 towns across Australia with RV Friendly status,” Mr Lee said.
With the self-contained RV tourism market estimated to be worth more than $2.5 billion annually, Newman is now well-positioned to access this lucrative tourism market.
“Being an RV Friendly Town, Newman has the opportunity to promote the region’s attractions and capture a part of this massive growth market”, said Mr Tony Friday, Pilbara Regional Council Chief Executive.
“Vehicles that would have previously avoided the town because of expensive accommodation and lack of facilities, will now be encouraged to stop in, visit local attractions and spend money at local businesses, facilitating a small but meaningful economic contribution to the town.”
Through a combination of social media and word of mouth, RV tourists can now quickly let their fellow travellers know what a great place Newman is to visit and experience what it is that makes this town unique.