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Gin Gin Showgrounds

Postby Lockyer » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:24 pm

May be doing an overnighter at the showgrounds, heard lots of goods comments about the place, plus one of the pub's in town put on a top feed, just waiting on an answer of which weekend - have to drop some gear off to a bloke.

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Re: Gin Gin Showgrounds

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:06 am

Oooh goody, bring us a report and some pics please Lawrence.
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Re: Gin Gin Showgrounds

Postby Lockyer » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:33 pm

Just received an email and we're heading up with weekend, just hope the weather plays nice :$

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Re: Gin Gin Showgrounds

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:01 pm

The weather report is not looking good.
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Re: Gin Gin Showgrounds

Postby Lockyer » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:26 pm

GypsyLady wrote:The weather report is not looking good.


I didn't read that :shock:

but on another note still waiting on someone to ring us back from the showgrounds :-bang

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Re: Gin Gin Showgrounds

Postby John G » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:39 am

Suprised how many showgrounds do allow camping. I know Bulli on the south coast did for years then stopped it due to the council getting involved. Now they only allow mobile homes, and you have be a motorhome club member.
Up this way I know Kendall and Wauhope both offer camping if you ask, but theres no real signage to indicate it. I think walcha and tamworth do allow summer camping (we had a discussion about a big camp out with friends, and they were all mentioned, but noone wanted to go to any of them)
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Re: Gin Gin Showgrounds

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:12 pm

The number of showgrounds who allow camping these days is being greatly reduced due to council regulations. A lot of it seems to have come about due to the CP lobby against lost cost and free camping.

Seems silly to me, as I would think it prudent to have some money come into town via low cost showground camping as opposed to travelers passing through and moving on to somewhere more accommodating.

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Re: Gin Gin Showgrounds

Postby Lockyer » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:07 am

I use to be a member of a show committee for a number of years and basicly the show societies have taken a bit of liberty with the rules. They where only to allow caravan club's who had there own insurance - public liability to "stop over" for no more then 24 hrs - this was the rule that the peak body allowed to be place into operating charter.
The problem was competition.....a club would ring up and wish to book for 2 nights and our grounds man would say sorry we're only allowed to let you stay for 24hrs - they would reply but XYZ showgrounds will let us stay 2 nights etc etc so next thing you know clubs are staying 3 days and and anyone with a van or trailer can use the grounds as well. It is very hard on the show committee's to raise enough money to maintain there grounds and becoming a de-facto camp ground is an easy way to get some $$$.

I agree if there is a caravan park in town the local showgrounds shouldn't be allowed to provide camping unless it charges the same fee's as the van park, the costs and regulations placed on a caravan park are never ending and local show grounds get most of there things done either by the local council or at a discounted price - take emptying of septic tanks, there is no rules on a showground about how many times there tanks need to be emptied and inspected plus some local councils empty there tanks for free but if it's a caravan park ....

I would love to see the figure's just here in QLD of how many caravan parks there were 10 years ago, 5 years ago, and today.

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