New signs to help educate unruly campers

New signs to help educate unruly campers

Published: 3rd October 2019

PROTECTING the interests of the community and tourists is why new signs have been erected at popular camping sites at Baralaba and Goovigen.

The signs instruct people using the camping grounds to keep roadways clear, observe fire safety practices, refrain from playing loud music and to leave the sites clean and tidy.

The signs also include information about local facilities and attractions and advise campers of the time period they are permitted to stay at the site.

The need for the signs was identified following a series of incidents with inconsiderate campers.

Banana Shire Mayor Nev Ferrier said there were a number of occasions when unwelcome and unruly guests upset other campers and community members.

“Authorities were unable to do anything to move these people on due to the lack of signage and some of these people were living in these camp sites for six months or more,” Cr Ferrier said.

“With these signs in place, outlining the conditions of stay, local police and Council’s compliance staff will have jurisdiction to be able to move people on should the need arise.”

The signs have been erected at:

  • Neville Hewitt Weir Camping Area – Baralaba
  • Recreation Grounds - Goovigen
Goovigen sign