A JOINT venture between the Foster Community Association (FCA), the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) and Evans Petroleum has seen the town of Foster get a dump point at the local BP service station. It was officially unveiled last Friday.
Evans Petroleum kindly donated the site, provided a disposal gloves dispenser and will manage the dump point, which campers are invited to use at no charge.
The CMCA supplied the Dump-Ezy head and paid for the installation.
The Foster Community Association paid for blue and white signs alerting motorhome travellers of the new dump point.
Local plumbing contractor Joel Anderson Plumbing installed the dump point as well as a couple of taps, one for hosing down the area, the other to provide a source of water for travellers.
“I can’t stress enough the support we’ve had from Evans Petroleum and the CMCA,” said David Jones, who is a member of the Foster Community Association and a keen caravan traveller and was the driving force behind installation of the dump point in Foster.
Fellow FCA member Vivienne Jones, who also lobbied hard for the dump point, said that installation of the dump point was a step towards Foster gaining the status of an ‘RV Friendly Town.’ She said that research has shown that access to dump points encourages travellers to stop in a town and spend their money, creating a boost to the local economy.
The dump point will be publicised through the CMCA network.