Changes to Cohuna Recreation Reserve arrangements during Solos Rally

Published on 07 November 2019

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Alternative arrangements are in place for people who use the Cohuna Recreation Reserve for recreational purposes whilst the venue hosts the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia Solos Rally.

More than 200 Recreational Vehicles will be based at the recreation reserve from Wednesday, 6 November to Friday, 15 November, with participants to take part in numerous activities on-site.

“The CMCA Solos Rally is the one of the biggest events Cohuna has held since the Cohuna Recreation Reserve was last used as an overnight campsite for Murray Marathon participants in 2010,” Mayor Lorraine Learmonth said.

“Having such a large number of visitors in the town at the one time will give the Gannawarra’s retail sector a significant boost.”

As the reserve will be a ‘home away from home’ for participants, the venue will be closed to the general public for the duration of the rally, apart from the Market Day and Open Day on Sunday, 10 November.

People who would generally walk their dogs through the reserve will need to use alternative locations, including Gilrule Park – an area where dogs must be kept on leash – for the duration of the rally.

Sporting clubs have put alternative arrangements in place to ensure events continue during the 10 days the rally is occurring.

“Council thanks residents for their patience and understanding whilst the rally is held,” Mayor Learmonth said.

Residents will have the opportunity to experience the fun of the rally on Sunday, 10 November between 9am and 2pm as part of the event’s Market Day and Open Day. Activities occurring on-site will enable residents to experience some of the festivities on offer and to explore some of the vehicles that have travelled to the Gannawarra.

“As well as supporting local businesses during their stay in the Gannawarra, rally participants will be raising funds for the Cohuna Fire Brigade and the Gannawarra Giving Account during the event,” Mayor Learmonth said.