Yorke Peninsula Council will install more toilets at its bush camping locations to create a more comfortable stay while protecting our sensitive environment.
Council, which has 19 bush camping locations, received $140,000 through the State Government’s Recreational Fishing and Camping Facilities Program to improve various popular bush camping sites earlier this year.
The grant funding will be used for eight new toilet facilities at bush camping locations.
A further $40,000 has been contributed through Council’s existing budget for an extra toilet plus two bush camp toilets have been approved through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Programme.
When the toilets have been installed, Tiparra Rocks and Foul Bay Boat Ramp will be the only locations without toilet facilities as these sites are not suitable for the infrastructure.
“Our bush camping sites are becoming increasingly popular and we are excited to make the stay more comfortable for visitors,” Mayor Darren Braund said.
“Council works hard to create a positive user experience and I congratulate staff for their proactive approach.
“Camping has many impacts on the environment, including toileting waste, so providing sufficient facilities will help ensure the environment is not overly impacted.
“Council provides these designated bush camping areas so people can camp with low impact, and not at inappropriate areas such as beaches and dunes.”
The toilet infrastructure is expected to be installed by the end of the year.