Victoria's Greater Shepparton City Council, which is
working with the state government to combat the spread of mozzies, says
there is a wide range of "knockdown sprays" or vaporising devices for inside
use, including for caravans.
Reservations at caravan parks are surging ahead of
the summer holiday season, according to reports.
Man and woman appearing in court today in connection
with death of five-week-old boy at caravan park on Old Chatswood Road, Daisy
Hill, Logan, on June 14, 2021. Queensland police are now appealing to anyone
with information regarding the death of the baby to come forward.
Queensland's Fraser Coast Regional Council has called
for comments on plans to allow home owners to permit family or friends to
occupy a caravan on their garden "under special conditions".
Reports say that moves to provide low-cost tourist parks
off the M1 for travellers have been scrapped after claims they could lead to
Police have advised caravanners that a blaze at the
Barkly Homestead Roadhouse -- the only Barkly Highway fuel station for 500km
between Tennant Creek and the border community of Camooweal in outback
Queensland -- means it will be closed "for the foreseeable future".
Tasmania's Central Coast Council says self-contained
caravans and motorhomes can stay for two nights at the northern end of the
short-stay rest area at Forth Recreation Ground, which re-opened on November
18. The southern end is still too soft, but will be re-opened as soon as
possible. Overnight tents are not allowed.
A petition organised by the Country Women's
Association is circulating calling for plans to close Queensland's Gin Gin
Driver Reviver site on the local rest area alongside the busy Bruce Highway
to be scrapped.
The three-day Bendigo Caravan and Camping Leisurefest
at Bendigo Racecourse threw open its gates today. It features more than 80
exhibitors showcasing a broad range of caravans, recreational vehicles, 4x4
off roads and touring accessories.
A meeting of Trailblazers RV creditors will be held in Melbourne on November
28. The company is now under administration.
Caravanners planning to use major roads and highways across
NSW's Central Tablelands, Central West, Orana and Far West are being urged
to revise their travel plans after floodwaters created mayhem. Minister for
Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said many roads across the region
were closed and others were likely to close with minimal notice.
Victoria-based Jayco says its "flexible work
arrangements" make it easier for mums and those with other commitments to
get involved in its manufacturing. "We offer a number of options to ensure
our staff don't have to sacrifice what's important to them," it says.
Tasmania's Freshwater Point Caravan Park will have
new managers in time for the summer season after "high quality"
Caravan manufacturer Jayco is reportedly in line for
a workplace gender equality award in an inaugural event by the women’s
mentoring and education group, Business in Heels.
The family-owned Oasis Tourist Park, a member of the
Kui chain, scooped a gold award for the second time in the Caravan and
Holiday Parks category of the NT's Northern Territory's Brolga Awards.
"Winning a Brolga Award is the industry's highest accolade," the Territory's
Chief Minister Natasha Fyles said. "The award winners represent the best
tourism products and services in the Territory."
Victoria's Greater Shepparton City Council plans to
re-establish the Aspen Lodge Caravan Park at Mooroopna for displaced
residents with up to 30 new units.
The Apple Isle's family-operated BIG4 St Helens
Holiday Park says that "reinventing the park as we go along and changing
with the times" led to it scooping gold in the Tasmanian Tourism Awards.
Caravan Industry Victoria is celebrating its platinum
anniversary and on December 1 will hold an exclusive member event at the
Crown Aviary to honor its longest registered members and recognise those who
have contributed to the Victorian caravan industry.
The ‘Road to a Million’ campaign closed with
over 78,000 individual entrants registering their caravan park stays,
representing 339,000+ nights in market. The campaign was designed to aid
domestic tourism recovery within the caravan and camping sector.
The highly coveted
NSW Caravan and Camping
Industry Association and Land Lease Living Industry Association
NSW Holiday Park of the Year
award went to NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort (more than 100 sites) and BIG4
Myall Holiday Resort (less than 100 sites), with Myall River Camp receiving
the NSW Holiday Park Innovation Award.
Tasmania's Latrobe Council has advertised for
expressions of interest from people interested in running its Port Sorell
Caravan Park. "While previously the role has been performed by contract
caretakers, Latrobe Council is open to considering innovative and
alternative business models that will deliver outstanding customer service
and maintain the enjoyable experience for visitors," it says.
SA's Coffin Bay Caravan Park will welcome this summer
as a Discovery Holiday Park, following the G'day Group's acquisition of the
seaside property. It has been within the group as an independently owned
G'day Park and will now be known as Discovery Parks – Coffin Bay. G'Day
Group chief executive officer Grant Wilckens described the family-owned
property as a "stunning park in a spectacular location".
Caravan Industry Victoria and WIM Technologies have joined forces to resume
the popular Caravan & RV Weights Inspection Program for caravan and other RV
owners. The paid service is part of the industry's strategy to better
educate the industry and consumers to ensure they are better equipped to
avoid accidents and will be held at the Apiam Bendigo Racecourse from
November 18 to 20.
WA Police are conducting a land and marine search for
missing 46-year-old man Darko PRLENDA, who was last seen at a short-stay
caravan park in Kalbarri last week. It is believed Mr Prlenda arrived
on October 27 and was not due to leave until later this week. Despite Mr Prlenda's hire car and belongings remaining at the caravan site, concerns
were raised when he was not seen for two days. Since then extensive
inquiries and a search operation has been conducted involving police, DFES
State Emergency Service volunteers, an AMSA Challenger jet and a local plane
Julia Creek Caravan Park picked up a silver award in
QTIC Queensland Tourism Awards' caravan and holiday parks category.
The beachside and pet-friendly Experience Lancelin Holiday Park, a member of
the G'Day Parks chain, has scooped a Gold award in the Western Australian
Tourism Awards' Caravan & Holiday Parks category.
BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort scored a gold award in the
2022 Queensland Tourism Awards'
and holiday parks
at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Julia Creek Caravan Park
came second while BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut Holiday and Caravan
Park finished in third place. BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort will now
compete in the
Australian Tourism Awards,
which will be
at Doltone House in Sydney on March 17,
2023. Photo: Caravanning News.
The 2022 Caravancampingsales Innovation Awards will begin in
the week starting December 5.
Wagga Wagga's BIG4 Caravan Park evacuating ahead of rising
floodwaters. "If you remain in the area, you may become trapped without
power, water, and other essential services," warned the NSW SES. "It may be
too dangerous to rescue you, and buildings may not be able to withstand the
impact of floodwater."
NSW SES warns caravanners and campers avoid low lying
camping areas around Wagga Wagga. Check
www.ses.nsw.gov.au for more
information and a list of locations likely to be affected.
Nine people, including the two owners of the flooded
Walwa Caravan Park on the Victorian side of the Upper Murray River, rescued
by Victorian State Emergency Service volunteers in dinghies last night.
The Australian Caravan Club has presented 2022
Service Awards to Linda Armour (Sydney Explorers) Jennifer Cox (Capricornia
Tourers Qld) Sue Thompson (Sundowners SA) and John Hocking (Sugar City
Holiday park caravanners and campers at five towns in
NSW's Snowy Valley and Southern Tablelands were forced to flee as torrential
rains caused flash flooding and rising river levels.
WA's Cameron Caravans named Business of the Year in the
Albany Chamber of Commerce & Industry's 2022 Great Southern Business Awards.