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NOVEMBER 2022


 

BREAKING NEWS: 

NOVEMBER 26:
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.

NOVEMBER 24:
Reservations at caravan parks are surging ahead of the summer holiday season, according to reports.

NOVEMBER 24:
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.

NOVEMBER 24:
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".

NOVEMBER 23:
Reports say that moves to provide low-cost tourist parks off the M1 for travellers have been scrapped after claims they could lead to illegal camping.

NOVEMBER 22:
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".

NOVEMBER 21:
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.

NOVEMBER 20:
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.

NOVEMBER 18:
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.

NOVEMBER 17:
A meeting of Trailblazers RV creditors will be held in Melbourne on November 28. The company is now under administration.

NOVEMBER 15:
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.

NOVEMBER 15:
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.

NOVEMBER 15:
Tasmania's Freshwater Point Caravan Park will have new managers in time for the summer season after "high quality" applications.

NOVEMBER 13:
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.

Oasis caravan parkNOVEMBER 13:
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."

NOVEMBER 11:
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.

NOVEMBER 11:
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.

NOVEMBER 10:
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.

NOVEMBER 10:
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. 

NOVEMBER 9:
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.

NOVEMBER 9:
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.

NOVEMBER 9:
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".

NOVEMBER 9:
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.

Darko PRLENDANOVEMBER 8:
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 operator.

NOVEMBER 7:
Julia Creek Caravan Park picked up a silver award in QTIC Queensland Tourism Awards' caravan and holiday parks category.

NOVEMBER 6:
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 Whitesunday resortNOVEMBER 5:
BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort scored a gold award in the 2022 Queensland Tourism Awards'
caravan and holiday parks category 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 held at Doltone House in Sydney on March 17, 2023. Photo: Caravanning News.

NOVEMBER 4:
The 2022 Caravancampingsales Innovation Awards will begin in the week starting December 5.

NOVEMBER 3:
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."

NOVEMBER 2:
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.

NOVEMBER 2:
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.

NOVEMBER 2:
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 Pioneers Qld).

NOVEMBER 2:
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.

NOVEMBER 1:
WA's Cameron Caravans named Business of the Year in the Albany Chamber of Commerce & Industry's 2022 Great Southern Business Awards.

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