A new dump site at Lockington's Travellers Rest will be a welcome site for campers.RUTH CLAYTON February 12, 2013 4:20am
(L-R) Campaspe Shire councillor Greg Toll, Traveller's Rest Committee secretary treasurer Barry Graham and Traveller's Rest Committee member Des Pentreath admire the new dump site at Lockington's Traveller's Rest, set to be completed and usable this week.
A Lockington dump site two years in the making is expected to be completed this week.
Works, including excavation, plumbing and the delivery of the septic tank, began at the Travellers Rest site behind Apex Park on Thursday.
Works to attach the plastic outer shell to the sewerage system should be completed this week, making the site available to recreational vehicle users.
Travellers Rest Committee member Des Pentreath said after a drawn-out approval process he felt relieved to finally see near-completion of the project.
Secretary treasurer Barry Graham said the dump site was a drawcard for Lockington.
The dump site eliminates the need for people to tip their waste down the sink, drain, or in public toilets.
The project cost the committee about $4000, which includes a septic tank, sewerage line, connection to water to rinse the site, a sign and two taps.
The septic tank itself cost $1340, but the plastic outer shell was donated by the Caravan Motorhome Club of Australia.
‘‘The money we’ve generated from the caravan sites (at Traveller’s Rest) has helped pay for it so far,’’ Mr Graham said.
Campaspe Shire councillor Greg Toll said there were a lot of formalities in the process of getting approval, which was eventually obtained in September, but described the dump site as ‘‘fantastic’’.
‘‘The shire wanted to make sure it was in the right spot and wasn’t going to be a hindrance to the community,’’ Cr Toll said.
‘‘You’ll find a lot more vans will pull up here now that it’s in.’’
The dump site will be free for those staying at Travellers Rest and will cost $10 for others.
Mr Graham expects the dump site to last 20 years.
The Traveller’s Rest site has been operating in Lockington for five years.
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