retired couple with suv and caravan travel to highfields visitor information centre

The Recreational Vehicle Strategy provides a direction for the provision of camping options for recreational vehicle use within the Toowoomba region and recommends changes to local laws and the planning scheme which Council could consider for adoption.

Strategy aims

  • Encourage recreational vehicles (RVs) to visit the Toowoomba region and enhance the visitor experience, increase visitor expenditure and prolong length of stay
  • Respond and adapt to shifting demand patterns, change and industry trends, catering for all users including people with disabilities and those travelling with pets
  • Assist with meeting and managing the changing needs of a diverse range of travellers
  • Develop a consistent approach across Toowoomba Regional Council
  • Sustainably protect and manage valued assets (natural and cultural) across the region

Strategy content

  1. Project scope and objectives
    • Current situation
  2. Understanding the RV market
    • National trends in RV
    • Camping trends in Australia and Queensland
    • Camping trends in Toowoomba
    • Comparative trends
    • Travelling with pets
  3. Strategic and regulatory context
    • State context
    • State and regional context
    • Local laws
    • Planning scheme
    • Guiding principles
  4. Recommendations
    • Governance and management
    • Legal and policy framework
    • Site management
    • Marketing and communication

Related document

Toowoomba Region recreational vehicle strategy