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Update - 29 June, 2022

Low-cost camping engagement summary

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey as part of a review into the merits of establishing a low-cost camping site and Recreational Vehicle (RV) amenities (such as an RV dump point) in Geelong’s north.

We received a total of 659 submissions over the 22 days the survey was open. Of the residents that completed the survey, 86% were supportive of the concept and agreed there is an opportunity to establish a low-cost camping site and RV amenities in the northern areas of Geelong.

You can find a summary of the engagement in the Document Library on this page.

A summary of the survey results will also be included as part of the report by Urban Enterprise, which will be discussed at the Council meeting on Tuesday 28 June 2022.

Details of the Council meeting held on Tuesday 28 June 2022 can be found at geelongaustralia.com.au/meetings.


Project Update - May 2022

Report to Council postponed - Please note the discussion of the review into low-cost camping at the upcoming Council meeting (24 May) has been postponed.

A new Council meeting date will be published to this page when confirmed. We expect to have an update in the coming weeks.

Thanks for your understanding and apologies for any inconvenience.

Project Update - March 2022

Contrubutions to this engagmetn have now closed for evaluation and review. thank you to evewryuone who has provided their feedback.


Overview

We’re working with independent consultants Urban Enterprise to gain the community's feedback as part of a review into the merits of establishing a low-cost camping site and Recreational Vehicle (RV) amenities (such as an RV dump point) in the northern areas of Geelong.

The northern suburbs currently host several major events, including the Australian International Airshow, Lara Food and Wine Festival and many sporting and cultural events at the Geelong Arena.

From spring 2022, North Geelong will become an entry point for thousands of travellers annually, including those with RVs, as the new home for the Spirit of Tasmania.

It is expected the relocation of the Spirit of Tasmania to Corio Quay will provide a significant boost to the economy, increasing tourism expenditure by $57.3 million in Geelong by 2030, and an increase in RV traffic.

Following this consultation, a report will provide information and recommendations to Council on:

  • The viability of establishing a low-cost camping site and RV amenities in Geelong;
  • Potential or preferred site locations;
  • Economic impacts of a low-cost camping site and RV amenities; and
  • Community and environmental impacts of a low-cost camping site and RV amenities.

Your input to this engagement is important as it will help us to understand the community's thoughts on a potential low-cost camping site in the northern areas of Geelong.

This review builds on and updates the initial assessment and RV Friendly Town Review (Council report) completed in October 2013.


  • Next Steps

    Your feedback will be used to inform the recommendations in a report to Council at a future meeting, at which point the report will be made publicly available.

    The findings will be presented to Council and discussed at its meeting on Tuesday 28 June 2022.

Privacy Clause

The personal information requested on this page is being collected by City of Greater Geelong for the purpose of the Geelong Low-Cost Camping Review Survey or any other directly related purpose. Your personal information will only be disclosed to carry out a deeper analysis of the data* or as required to do so by law. Our privacy policy is available on our website. If you wish to alter any of the personal information you have supplied to City of Greater Geelong, please contact us by sending an email to privacy@geelongcity.vic.gov.au. Deidentified answers will be shared with Urban Enterprises as consultants for this project.

*In order to gain a deeper understanding of the data provided to the City and improve our services to you, we may disclose the information you provide to us to AWS Comprehend which carry out analysis of the data. Your personal information may be disclosed to AWS Comprehend based in Sydney only in relation to the primary purpose of collection. View the following link for AWS Comprehend’s Data Privacy statement.