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One person died in crash involving campervan and truck on Dukes Highway north of Coonalpyn, SA, this afternoon.
DEC 4: Man, 32, and 17-year-old girl charged attempted murder after 61-year-old man attacked with knife in caravan at Wellington, near Dubbo, NSW.
DEC 4: Liquidators will declare final dividend for Shellharbour City Caravans creditors on Jan 31, 2014. The Illawarra company in NSW collapsed in 2010.
DEC 4: Speed limits on some major highways in Queensland could be lifted to over 110km/h, according to reports.
DEC 4: Honesty box and a $10-a-night camping fee is being mooted for Dumaresq Dam near Armidale in NSW.
MORE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Licences: where to draw line?
I HAVE just been
reading the article on the caravan smash at Iluka (see story
Yes, I do agree there should be a special licence for people
towing a caravan. But where would the line be drawn?
This would have to apply to fifth-wheelers, camper trailers and even
people towing boats or trailers of any description wouldn't
In our experiences ‒ we are on the road full-time ‒ one of the
most annoying thing is people towing their 'vans at 75-85km/h in
This also needs to be addressed. They do not pull over nor do they
have any consideration for others behind them.
the record straight
REGARDING John's comments in
last month's Letters to the Editor column saying a caravan is only
permitted to attend one CMCA national rally and not join a chapter.
It is misleading to say associate members cannot join a chapter and has
been clearly stated in many club communications that they are welcome to
The one National Rally rule is correct, but that is changing also and I
understand associate members, regardless of what they drive, are being
invited to attend the Robinvale rally.
REGARDING the story in the
last issue of Caravanning News about the pig.
Whilst this can be some lighthearted fun, take care because these big
guys can be quite aggressive.
We had a similar occurrence while camping overnight at a roadside stop
east of Kununarra.
We had a visit from one of these guys at 2am.
He smashed down the 200-ltr garbage drum and devoured the entire
grey and black
JUST read your article
promoting Access and Leave No Trace (see story
I totally support many of the initiatives quoted, particularly the
containment of black water.
There is nothing more disgusting than finding human faeces and used
toilet paper in a campground.
Hopefully the government ministers who applauded the initiative will now
put in place plans to improve the necessary infrastructure to support
the disposal of black water.
Unfortunately, I donít think they will.
More likely there will be more regulations and fines for non-compliance.
We will, therefore, be forced to seek out caravan parks to access sewage
dump points ... given the makeup of black water it must be disposed of
Regarding grey water, it is made up of a small amount of biodegradable
soap, a tiny amount of grease off your dinner plate and lots of fresh
If spread out in a campground it disappears almost instantly. In a
drought it waters bushes and plants.
I have seen sewage disposal dump points, but never a grey water disposal
Many of the black water points I have seen rely on regular pumping out.
If you start dumping grey water into them they will shut down and
Therefore I have to ask why are caravanning bodies lobbying government
to make it illegal to spread grey water on the ground?
Infrastructure to support the disposal of black water is inadequate and
must be improved.
If you want grey water added to the list, where are the plans to provide
the supporting infrastructure?
How about getting the infrastructure in place before you start trying to
have more regulations imposed on the RV public.
I have a brand new caravan with two water tanks. If I'm forced to add
capacity to contain grey water the 'van becomes unusable as my pay load
talks of 'strong order book'
Corporation, builders of Coromal and Windsor caravans, is "cautiously
optimistic" about the future. Chairman Michael Hardy predicted at
the West Australian company's annual general meeting that a strong order
book and rising production levels would improve its share of the RV market
in the coming year. He reported increasing sales of caravans and
Asian-sourced campers, saying its RV division was driven by "strong
brands" and an exciting range of new products. Shares in Fleetwood were
slowly recovering after nosediving to a 10-year low of $3 last month. But
last Friday they took another tumble, closing at a worrying $2.87. The
plunge was attributed to reduced demand for manufactured accommodation in
the resource and education sectors. Fleetwood Corporation suffered a 77
percent fall in annual profit to $12.5 million in the last financial year,
forcing it to scrap its final dividend payout for the first time in more
than 10 years.
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Levy dubbed 'an increase in disguise'
FUME OVER NEW 'BED TAX'
Have your say
First Sun ...
COUNCIL-owned caravan parks at a popular NSW
coastal holiday town will introduce a voluntary $2 'bed tax' on bookings
from next year.
Byron Bay councillors have unanimously approved the controversial new
levy, which will be trialled at the 86-site First Sun and 50-site Suffolk
Beachfront Park holiday parks for a year from next July.
Money raised will go into a special fund to "upgrade and beautify" the
seaside holiday destination, which attracts an estimated 1.5 million visitors
But furious caravanners and other travellers are not impressed and have
attacked the tax, threatening to give the area a wide berth.
"If they want to raise their fees then just raise their fees and stop
talking nonsense," fumed one.
"Site fees at many caravan parks, particularly on the coast, are already
through the roof ... this is just another increase in disguise,"
Many said they would be striking Byron Bay from their travel plans in
Waterfront powered sites for a couple at the four-star First Sun park
range from $63 a night (off peak) to $98 (peak) while powered sites at
Suffolk Beachfront cost from $38 (off peak) to $58 (peak).
The idea of the voluntary bed tax came from Mayor Simon Richardson, who
said it would give tourists the opportunity to "give a little back" to the
"If they don't, it's okay ... there's no loss to us," he said.
"It is a common myth that
council receives a sizable financial benefit from the millions of tourists
that visit Byron Bay.
"In fact, aside from heightened business rates, it receives nothing."
cheap sites 'an affront to caravanners'
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are outraged after learning they will be barred from heavily discounted
sites at a council-operated caravan park in NSW.
Coffs Harbour City Council has revealed that the $10-a-night sites at the
4.5-star Park Beach Holiday Park, a member of the Top Tourist chain, will
be offered to motorhomers only.
Councillors approved the controversial 12-month trial in a bid to solve
the problem of illegal camping by mainly motorhomers along the city's
"I know we are discriminating against caravans and that this is unfair,"
Mayor and former caravanner Denise Knight said when contacted by Caravanning News.
"It doesn't seem right and I absolutely understand that. But we didn't
want the motorhomes down at the foreshores and we had to come up with a
Angry caravanner Dave Buchanan from Queensland said it was a slap in the
face and an affront to ban caravanners from the cheap sites, which
normally cost between $31 and $49 a night depending on the season.
And chairman of the 3000-member Australian Caravan Club Tom Smith
commented: "This smacks of blatant discrimination.
"Many of our members regularly visit Coffs Harbour and spend money with
Coffs traders. Iím sure they will think again if they believe the local
council does not welcome them."
Self-contained motorhomes using the 10 discounted unpowered sites will be
allowed a maximum of two nights and will have access to the park's
security gate and dump point only.
They will not be permitted to use other park facilities or services and
the sites will not be available at the discounted price during the Easter
and Christmas school holidays.
The council now
plans to address the issue of illegal camping on all reserves under its
control, including the Jetty Foreshores. It will also lobby the
State Government to introduce statewide rules on RV camping.
Sacked worker reinstated and paid $30,000
A VICTORIAN caravan manufacturer has been ordered to cough up thousands of
dollars in lost wages to a worker it sacked for alleged theft.
Campbellfield-based Supreme Caravans was also told by the Fair Work
Commission to reinstate Hung Pham, who lost his job last year. "We're not
happy with the findings," Supreme director Frank Prosenik told
Caravanning News. "They were certainly not fair from our point of
view." The company had now paid Mr Pham, who still works at the factory,
nearly $30,000 for the 41 weeks he was out of work.
AT its AGM, the Caravan, RV & Accommodation Industry of Australia
re-elected Mark Lindsay as chairman and Barry Barker as his deputy.
A National Board election for two remaining executive director positions
saw Steve Bartlett and Matt Slee being chosen from five nominations
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THE outstanding achievements of BIG4 holiday parks were recognised at the
chain's annual awards in Melbourne.
The BIG4 group handed out gongs to acknowledge its parks which had
performed well throughout the year. This year saw the introduction of the
Chairman's Awards for Excellence to several exceptional parks which had
excelled during the period.
Steady growth in caravan industry: Minister
VICTORIA'S caravan manufacturing industry has grown steadily at around
three percent annually during the last five years, according to the state
government. Manufacturing Minister
David Hodgett said the $1.4 billion industry directly employed more than
5000 workers and "many more" indirectly through component supply chains,
dealers and servicing. There were 11,300 new caravan and campervan
registrations in Australia in the three years to 2012, he added.
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not quitting Australia: importer
IMPORTER RV Asia Pacific has scotched claims that Adria is pulling out of
Australia because of falling sales.
General manager Chris Swann told Caravanning News: "I can confirm
that Adria will not be departing from Australia and new models will be
available early in 2014." Reports claim there has been a slowdown in
imports of the lightweight Slovenian-built caravans, which have proved
popular since being introduced to Australia in 2006. Sales now exceed $10
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after police raid
Drugs lab drama at caravan park
A COURT has heard how a NSW caravan park went into lockdown after
police discovered a drugs lab. Katrina Greenwood was cooking
methamphetamines when police swooped on her caravan at the three-star
Koala Villas and Caravan Park near Coffs Harbour. The park on the Pacific
Highway was sealed off until HAZMAT experts gave the all clear. Bailed on
drugs charges, Greenwood and her partner fled to Queensland but she was
arrested at Ipswich and charged with breaching bail. She also pleaded
guilty to manufacturing a prohibited drug and was jailed for two years.
Greenwood will be eligible for parole early next year.
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'an excellent example'
Nova's new factory paves
VICTORIAN-based Nova Caravans is moving into the future with a new
purpose-built $3.5 million factory. The Campbellfield facility was
officially opened by state Manufacturing Minister David Hodgett. "Nova is
an excellent example for the future of Victoria's caravan industry," he
said. "It is focused on good designs that meet customer needs and
investing in new technology to stay at the forefront and meet increasing
demand." The new 3000 square metre facility is expected to increase
production by up to 40 percent. Established by managing director Robert
Cataldoin late 2005, Nova is among the top 10 Victorian caravan
manufacturers, turning out custom made RVs with over 20 design layouts. It
employs 70 staff and produces between eight and 10 caravans weekly. The
company said the new facility showcased not only its growth but also its
standing amongst peers throughout the industry. "We believe our success is
due in part to the fact that we 'crawled' before we 'walked' ... and now
we are very 'steady on our feet'," it added.
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Industry moves to form one powerful body
A CARAVANNING industry summit has suggested that leading organisations
should join forces to create one powerful body.
Delegates discussed the idea of forming a single national organisation by
integrating the individual boards of the Caravan, RV and Accommodation
Industry of Australia and RVM Australia. "There are many advantages in the
development of a single national body, not least of which is strong
advocacy to government with one united voice on industry issues," a
statement said. A working group comprising representatives from both
organisations is being formed to manage the process. Meanwhile, both
organisations will operate normally.
Have your say
member quits management company
A PROMINENT member of the successful Gold Coast-based Australian Tourist
Park Management business has quit.
Managing director Steve Billett, one of the founding members of the
organisation, resigned last month to spend more time with his family
before taking on new challenges. He will remain a shareholder and
director, using his vast industry knowledge and contacts to help with the
ongoing success of the company. Owner and manager for nearly a decade, Mr
Billett has been responsible for finance, strategy, business development,
corporate governance and liaising with the board.
Industry tribute for
award finalist Allison
A YOUNG professional from NSW's caravanning industry fought off tough
contenders to reach the finals of a statewide award. CCIA NSWís public
relation and marketing manager Allison Moller failed to win the Australian
Regional Tourism Network's MyTravelResearch.com Young Regional Tourism
Professionals Award, but was still congratulated for her efforts. The
Caravan RV and Accommodation Industry of Australia said that being a
finalist alone was still a huge achievement. The award went to Bianca
Sowik, marketing manager of Country Club Hotels and Resorts.
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lease of life for 'best little caravan park'
DUBBED the 'Best Little Caravan Park in the South West', Binningup Beach
Caravan Park in WA is open for business again.
The park has been closed since 2008 but new owners Jason Rule and Joanne
Taylor have been hard at work bringing it back to life since taking over
in May. And their efforts seem to have paid off ... the park is completely
booked out for the festive season. The couple had spent years searching
for a caravan park to buy and fell in love with what they saw in the small
beachfront settlement in the state's south-west. "We have a young family
and enjoy the safe and laidback lifestyle Binningup offers," he said.
Binningup is a popular stopover for tourists from Perth.
Have your say
Review into nature-based parks
WA's Local Government and Communities Department is reviewing the
16-year-old caravan parks and camping grounds regulations controlling
nature-based parks. It has already
created draft management plans and guidelines for local governments and
developers to help in the approval process for the areas. The review hopes
to clarify the definition of nature-based parks and discourage illegal
camping by providing legal options. People have until the end of next
February to submit comments. For more information,
guests fall for extreme adventures
NEARLY 50 percent of people abandon their fears to experience extreme
sports or new food while on holiday, according to a new study by the BIG4
chain of caravan and tourist parks.
Among the most popular experiences were adventure sports, with more than
51 percent of people surveyed trying their hand at skiing, bungee jumping,
snorkelling and other outdoor adventures. The nationwide survey of over a
thousand people also confirmed we are a nation of food lovers, with
culinary delights topping the list for 47 percent of holidaymakers.
all the way
Elite flying high with
GREY nomads may
remember the magical flying bed in Walt Disney's 1970s Bedknobs and
Broomsticks movie. Well, there's now a new version of the famous scenes
from leading Australian caravan builder Elite Caravans. Mind you, the
flying bed shots in the award-winning company's latest video are a little
more saucy than the original children's classic! Elite's five-minute
promotional video, Luxury Class, was posted on YouTube a few days ago and
has already been seen the world over. Company co-owner Adrian Cappola told
Caravanning News the musical video, which promotes its new 18ft
Luxury Class caravan, had been an overwhelming success. "As
far as cost, it's priceless to put a smile on caravaners worldwide," he
said. "The videos give us time to express our light-hearted view of life,
which is synonymous with caravanners, and this one was a pleasure to put
together." It took two days to shoot but several weeks to produce the
final version. The 13 cast members include Elite's co-owner Peter Smith
and wife Kathy. By the way, the word luxury is used no fewer than 48 times
during the video ... that's an average of once every 6.5 seconds!
to view the video.
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fund backs grey nomad phenomenon
SUNSUPER, one of Australia's leading superannuation funds, has invested
around $40 million with caravan and temporary accommodation provider
Discovery Holiday Parks. Portfolio
manager Joshua Bloom made the announcement at a Townsville employer
breakfast in Queensland. He said that investing with the Adelaide-based
company, which has over 30 parks around the country, could benefit from
the growth in mine worker accommodation and the grey nomad phenomenon.
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of camping area in doubt
TRAVELLERS are being invited to have their say on the future of a
well-used free camping area near the Gold Coast.
Tweed Shire Council has put forward four
options for the Bruce Chick Conservation Park on Tweed Valley Way north of
Tumbulgum. The area was originally developed in conjunction with New South
Wales Parks and Wildlife as an environmental interpretive and recreation
area to help protect Stott's Island Nature Reserve. But over the years, it
has become popular as a free overnight stopover for campers and
recreational vehicle travellers, and more recently a base for longer stays
ACC in new partnership
THE 3000-member Australian Caravan Club has joined forces with Leave No
Trace Australia in caring for the environment.
Announcing the partnership, ACC chairman Tom Smith said it placed the club
at the forefront on environmentally sound issues and reinforced the
guidelines of its nationally endorsed ACCESS initiative. Leave No Trace
Australia is part of an international organisation dedicated to promoting
and inspiring responsible outdoor travel and recreation through education,
research and partnerships.
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of Fame honour for Dalrymple
CHARTERS Towers' Dalrymple Tourist Van Park is celebrating after winning
an Outback Queensland Tourism Awards Hall of Fame gong.
The 4-star park, a member of the Family Parks chain, received the
prestigious accolade in the hosted accommodation category. With a swag of
awards already under its belt, the park promises to go that "extra mile"
to ensure guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
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lease of life for beer kegs
DELIGHTED PARK GUESTS GET
SOME guests at
a caravan park in South Australia are becoming a bit crabby ... but far
from getting irritable they
are delighted. In fact, they are full of praise for the latest facility at
the Yorke Peninsula's 4.5-star waterside Moonta Bay Caravan Park, a member
of the Top Tourist chain. Park owners Adam Hawke and Melissa Martin have
just installed a couple of gas-fired crab cookers in the park's newly
spruced up fish-cleaning area. "We purchased a couple of old beer kegs,
had the tops cut off and hinged and baskets made so crabs can be either boiled or
steamed," Adam told Caravanning News. "They are plumbed for easy draining
and are a great hit."
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Royal Pacific sells for $2.5m
AN AMERICAN-based investor has bought the Royal Pacific Tourist Retreat
and Caravan Park at Chinderah in NSW for $2.5 million. Ray White
Commercial agent Sam Johnson said the 50-site park would remain open and
the buyer, who has not been identified, had appointed an onsite manager.
Located near the Tweed River, the property offers spectacular views across Chinderah Bay to Mount Warning.
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Attracting more happy campers
A QUEENSLAND newspaper has questioned the wisdom of shutting out illegal
campers. An editorial in the
Gympie Times has thrown the spotlight on the increasing problem on the
Fraser Coast, claiming regions cracking down on illegal campers were
"seriously short-changing" themselves. "Plenty of grey nomads ‒ on the
Fraser Coast and elsewhere ‒ have big, shiny, self-sufficient rides and
don't need the facilities that come for a fee at a caravan park," the
newspaper said. "Younger visitors with campervans have money to spend too.
Rather than spending money on compliance, it would be better to spend it
on attracting more happy campers."
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announces inaugural $15,000 scholarship
THE Caravan, RV & Accommodation Industry of Australia has announced a
$15,000 scholarship for an inaugural Future Leader Ambassador.
People aged 35 and under with an interest in the caravanning and camping
sector can apply, with the winner being announced at the CRVA national
conference in Hobart next April. Responsibilities will include acting as
observer at the industry summit and CRVA National Board meetings, with the
$15,000 being used towards further education, personal training
development or an industry study tour. The initiative was ratified
following a recommendation from the newly formed Future Leaders Committee,
which comprises some of the best young minds in the caravanning and
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Wall-to-wall RVs as:
Music corral hits the right
wall-to-wall caravans and motorhomes at the Kyabram Showground in Victoria
for this year's Kyabram RV and Country Music Corral. Organisers hoped the
event would continue to grow after the success of last year's inaugural
corral. And they were not disappointed when more than 150 RVs of different
shapes and sizes rolled into the northern Victorian country town for a
weekend of entertainment. Fans travelled from as far away as Cairns,
Birdsville, Canberra, Western Australia, Tasmania and South Australia.
Those arriving early were able to take in a bush market and flower show in
the town centre. Others took advantage of the half-hourly courtesy buses
which took visitors to the shops and on a tour of the town. A varied
line-up of country music singers throughout the weekend provided plenty of
entertainment for attendees. Next year's event will be held on November 8
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Premier fights for park tenants facing rent hike
QUEENSLAND Premier Campbell Newman has taken up the cudgels in a bid to
ward off a hefty rent rise for caravan park dwellers.
He has called on the Federal Government to rule out an Australian Taxation
Office proposal to slug families extra tax for living in permanent caravans. The draft ATO ruling would apply to mixed-use parks which have
both long term residents and temporary sites for caravans or tents. Around
30,000 Queenslanders would affected.
falls just shy of attendance record
BENDIGO'S recent RV & Camping Leisurefest attracted 14,063 visitors ‒ just
250 short of the record achieved in 2010, organisers said.
The 12th annual event at Victoria's Bendigo Racecourse also enjoyed strong
sales across the board. Caravan Industry Association of Victoria chief
executive officer Robert Lucas said: "We had 150 exhibitors from near and
far offering an impressive array of goods and services, and many of them
reported strong sales."
Feds dish out thousands to nation's parks
CARAVAN parks have been awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in
federal government grants. In
Victoria, Port Fairy's BIG4 Caravan Park and the Belfast Cove
Holiday Park each received $110,000 from the T-QUAL program, designed
to boost the quality and variety of tourism experiences. The BIG4 park
will use the money to create a 'monkeys and mermaids' playground, while
Belfast Cove will build an indoor multi-purpose room allowing guests to
interact with fellow travellers, meet for meals or watch a movie. In WA,
the Cable Beach Caravan Park received $110,000 to create an
improved reception area, cafe and tourism product outlet. Also in WA,
Point Ledge Holiday Park was awarded $84,150 to develop an enclosed
and air-conditioned recreation centre for guests. NSW's Angler's Rest
Caravan Park on the South Coast received $110,000 to upgrade into a
'premier eco-friendly retreat'. Kurrimine Beach Holiday Park in
Queensland was awarded $106,400 to improve facilities for the disabled.
Charleville's Bailey Bar Caravan Park in Queensland won $110,000 to
build an 'Outback Dining Deck' serving locally produced food. The Happy
Wanderer Village caravan park on Queensland's Fraser Coast received
$110,000 for refurbishment to increase the availability of quality
accommodation in the area. The BIG4 Atherton Woodlands Tourist Park
in Queensland was awarded $79,350 to build an eco-friendly family cottage
to provide an "innovative option" for tourists.
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Jayco unveils new
unveiled its all-new, compact 24ft fifth-wheeler. Standing alongside
the 28ft launched earlier this year, the new model comes with three layout
options to cater for a wider target group. "We see a significant market
for the fifth-wheeler, particularly among those who are more or less
full-time caravanners," national sales manager Shane Holloway said. Jayco,
who produces around 50 percent of all RVs in Australia, expects to build
about 250 of the new models annually.
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bolting . . .
question of compliance has been a thorny issue on the
Caravaners Forum for years
(see story here).
This self-compliance system does not work and authorities are extremely
lax when it comes to random audits.
Owners of non-compliant units keep mum as they can be financially ruined
We have standards in Australia, like them or not. They are not that
difficult to comply with.
The biggest bitch is with the door positions, those with the body
left-hand doors are the first sign of dodgy compliance.
How they get passed is amazing. Even Blind Freddy can see it.
The horse is bolting and needs to be reined in before a disaster happens.
I have seen many NSW-registered 'vans that do not comply and have reported
them to RMS and its predecessor ... they have no idea what I am on about.
Maybe there is not enough revenue in it.
That goes for ALL states ... no revenue, no action.
It's a joke
WHAT a joke this is. I'm sure there are many caravans built here that
Dissent between parks
WESTERN Australia is behind the rest of the
country and there is a little bit of ranker in the ranks of the CRVA about
Caravan park owners want to funnel consumers into their cabins, and that
could send the RV manufacturers broke.
This is resulting in a little dissent between the caravan park owners and
the caravan and motorhome builders.
My local caravan dealer has talked about it. We will see who wins!
It will be good for freedom of choice.
Terry and Rhonda Boyce.
Time for giving
I AM only just beginning to get into this
world of free camping, and desperately hope it's not going to be all
history before it's time for us to utilise such sites.
Several forums I am on reflect much of what is in reports I have read but
they fail to convince me that much, if anything, needs to actually be done
apart from possibly
education and a clean-up of local council regulations.
Yes, caravan parks are under increasing pressure to meet the requirements.
But I don't think they need to worry about us non-paying campers as,
regardless of the restrictions they try to enforce, we simply do not need
the facilities ... hence will never stay with them.
I have seen responses from local councils and caravan parks that it's
unfair for people who pay no rates or own a house to expect free access to
camping sites and expect councils to pick up the bill.
This, on the face of things, sounds reasonable until you look at the fact
that most, if not all, the grey brigade have worked for many years and
paid plenty of tax and rates over the many years they worked.
I think it's only fitting that after so many years of paying income tax,
rates and other taxes that these same people are able to get something
back from the country.
Please do not forget that although they are now mostly not working and
paying tax, they still need to buy food and fuel.
So yes, they are contributing.
Yet to understand
I HAVE yet to understand why caravan parks
constantly complain about caravanners stopping overnight in towns' free
Grey nomads and travellers alike love the style of free camping,
contributing to the economy of such towns.
I have had a lot of trouble getting accommodation in caravan parks (peak
Greedy councils and caravan park operators need to have a good look at
this ongoing issue and do something to attract more caravanners and
travellers to boost their economy.
REGARDING fines for illegal campers in
Cairns (see story here).
Very greedy and unnecessary.
They need to bring down the prices of
caravan park fees.
I WOULD never had thought that if I had my finger between
a jack and caravan it might get crushed if there was no label informing me of that risk (see
Maybe a tag saying "Do not use if you are an idiot with no common sense"
would cover all bases.
No wonder everything is so expensive in Australia.