Albury's Cr Murray King wants Murray River RV park plans for Albury stopped

ALBURY councillor Murray King is attempting to stop plans for the creation of a major riverside tourist park.

Cr Murray King

Cr Murray King

He has conceded Wodonga businessman Tom Weatherall is more advanced with plans to build a similar attraction south of the Murray River.

A notice of motion abandoning one of Cr King’s major pre-election pitches has been listed on the council meeting agenda on Monday.

“It is something Albury-Wodonga can only have one of rather than two,” he said.

“Rather than Albury Council proceed it’s time we stopped and had another look.

“It’s 12 months since it was first raised and we aren’t too far down the track in making it happen.

“It needs to be taken out of the hands of Albury Council alone and put in the hands of Albury and Wodonga councils together.

“At the end of four years I still want to see something built that benefits both tourism and recreation for visitors coming to Albury-Wodonga.”

In February, Albury Council agreed to prepare a preliminary business case for a user pay recreational vehicle park in Kremur Street.

Cr King was critical of the site due to its distance from central Albury.