Will this Kiwi Idea work for camping in Australia?

Kiwi Camp pay-as-you-go unit

Kiwi Camp pay-as-you-go unit

Getting councils and private investors interested in user pays freedom camping blocks has been a tough sell for Marlborough entrepreneur Chris Wagner, but he is beginning to get some traction.

The $200,000 prefab units are made in Marlborough where the design was pioneered by founder KiwiCamp founder Chris Wagner, and the Tasman District Council will also install one after recently receiving money from the Government's $8.5m freedom camping fund.

KiwiCamp uses an app to charge customers for taking showers, dumping waste, and doing laundry and dishes, with unit owners getting a cut of the proceeds.

We wonder if this could be the answer to monetising so called "free camping" spots in remote areas of Australia and help Shire Councils and Parks and Wildlife, recover some of their clean-up costs.

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