Many country towns have areas where you pay a donation and stay a night or two.

Why hasn’t Wonthaggi got these areas? The free camping concept brings people into the town and they spend money.

So many vans, etc., drive straight to Inverloch and Cape Paterson, don’t even stop in Wonthaggi because there’s nowhere to stop.

Surely there’s enough room at our rec reserve for this to happen. Maximum time at Meeniyan is three nights at $10 per van.

I hope in the near future that Wonthaggi will welcome vans to stay overnight for a donation.

A friend of mine is travelling at the moment, staying at different showgrounds and enjoying the opportunity to spend time and money in these towns.

Joan Peters, Inverloch.