Lowood is now friendly to RVs
LOWOOD is now one of two nationally recognised RV friendly towns in the Somerset Regional Council region.
Kilcoy was the first to receive recognition from the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia and now Lowood has made its way on to the list.
Self-contained motorhomes, campervans and caravans can stay for short and long term overnight parking at Lowood Showgrounds.
The showgrounds on Station St has a free public dump point and potable water.
Permit fees for Lowood will be $10 per vehicle per night for a non-powered site and $15 per vehicle for a powered site.
Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said recognising Lowood as an RV friendly town was a welcome boost for the region.
"Not only will this attract more tourists coming to this beautiful town, it will also help to boost the local economy and our small business owners," Cr Lehmann said.
"Council is committed to attracting more tourists to Somerset and getting our towns recognised across the country as RV-friendly townships is a huge, positive step forward."
The Lowood Show Society manages the showgrounds with the help of caretaker David Wyman.
Pesident Noel Kammholz said that the news was absolutely fantastic.
"We have quite a few people who use the facilities at the showgrounds to stay for up to a week.
"They enjoy it because of the amenities on offer, the peacefulness of the location and the picturesque backdrop," Mr Kammholz said.
"It's a great step for tourism and will certainly help with attracting more people to Lowood."