Tourist hot spot

About 40 recreational vehicles (RV) have flocked to Point Lowly recently, prompting a call for tourism infrastructure to be developed in the area.

Alternative Ports Working Party spokesperson Sid Wilson said the high number of camper homes and caravans in the area recently displayed an obvious need for tourism services to be developed.

Mr Wilson said he believed Whyalla could benefit economically if the Point Lowly Peninsula was developed for tourism, and not industrial development.

A report, the Self Contained Recreational Vehicle Market: 2010 and beyond, stated that tourists travelling in an RV spend about $500 per week while on the road.

Fitzgerald Bay resident Barry Brougham has noticed an increase in tourism on the Point Lowly Peninsula, and believes now is the time to introduce infrastructure in the area to accommodate tourists.

Mr Brougham said he had seen an increase in camper vans in the Fitzgerald Bay and Douglas Point areas.

Read more in Thursday's edition of the Whyalla News.