What is it?
The Dump Point Subsidy program has been created by our Club, in partnership with KEA Campers, to develop a network of key infrastructure for recreational vehicles across Australia. The basic infrastructure needs, for self-contained RV travellers, include access to a dump point, potable water and a safe place to park. Any location offering these three facilities can attract and sustain this lucrative market.
This subsidy program targets Councils that CMCA and KEA Campers have identified as having ideal locations for dump points within their region. It should be noted that these dump points not only meet the needs of RV travellers, but also provide a service for touring coach operators who usually offload passengers for a rest break before taking their vehicle to the dump point to empty the on-board toilet.
What is provided?
The CMCA/KEA Campers Dump Point Subsidy program provides a Gough Plastics Dump-Ezy dump point unit, delivered to council.
What is required?
- Council is responsible for installation and maintenance of the facility.
- The dump point is available for public use, free of charge.
- The dump point is available for use every day, at a minimum during daylight hours.
- The dump point is located in a position accessible to all types and sizes of recreational vehicles and is installed in a manner that ensures all vehicles can access the facility.
- A small plaque (supplied by the CMCA) is displayed at the facility acknowledging the contribution of CMCA and KEA Campers.
CMCA can also supply two 600 x 690mm steel signs, which may be displayed on roadways leading into the dump point. These signs display the official dump point logo. There is also one 300 x 500mm sign available that can be supplied, which may be affixed at the dump point site. The total cost for all three signs, including freight, is $313.00.
It is important that dump points are installed as low to the ground as possible to allow gravity discharge from waste tanks, which in motorhomes, are usually located between the front and rear axles. It is also important that they are located in a position that allows access for large vehicles up to 19.5 metres in length, as access may be required by coaches and large towed vehicles, such as fifth wheelers.
Councils should tap into the experience and knowledge of their local CMCA State Representative, whose role is to encourage councils to install dump points and help identify the best locations for these facilities. An application form for the CMCA / KEA Campers Dump Point Subsidy program can be obtained from CMCA National Headquarters.