A new and free campsite beside Lake Albert would help bring in new motor home and "grey nomad" visitors, according to Wagga councillor Paul Funnell.
Cr Funnell won support during Monday night's meeting for council staff to investigate the costs and procedures into turning Bosley Park, on Lake Albert's south-west shore, into a 'primitive camp ground'.
Cr Funnell said the currently "unused" crown land could be turned into a "unique" attraction for the city and bring in more trade from the growing "grey nomad" market of travelling retirees.
Under the proposal, which would have to gain approval following a review from council staff, a new dump point for motorhome sewage systems would be created at Bosley Park, on the lake's south-west corner.
Lake Albert's ability to draw in visitors and major events has suffered over the past 12 months due to low water levels and blue green algae alerts.
Cr Funnell said the dump point could be built with "minimal cost" due to external grants.
Cr Funnell acknowledged during debate on his motion on the park that there would be "some contention with current caravan park operators".
The current site is a 7.36 hectare area of park land, walking trails, a playground and a toilet and shower block that runs along Nelson Drive between Plumpton Road and the edge of Lake Albert beside Wagga Country Club's golf course.
According to Cr Funnell's report to fellow councillors, the Wagga Boat Club "supports the concept" and would be willing provide access to its external toilet facilities
"This parcel of land lends itself to be a unique opportunity to set up as a second 'stop over' point located within the city bounds," the report stated.
"It would provide further accommodation for the ever increasing industry of grey nomad tourism as well as those travelling to Wagga for specific cultural or sporting events."
Cr Vanessa Keenan told the meeting that the council had partnered with the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia for a similar proposal at Wilks Park at North Wagga about 10 years ago.
"A new black water dump point...along with council's investment in the facilities there as well has seen a significant amount of growth," she said.
"10 years ago these vehicles were driving through our city...it was then an emerging industry.
"(The lake site) would give people the chance to see beyond the main street and the river."
After Cr Funnell's motion was carried, Mayor Greg Conkey asked staff to examine whether Wilks Park had needed new concrete to contain dump point "spills".
While you're with us, did you know that you can now receive updates straight to you inbox each day at 6am from the Daily Advertiser? To make sure you're up to date with all the Wagga news sign up here.