Caravan Club members at their three-branch muster in Sarina
'Delighted' to actively take part
in consultative phase
Caravan club members to help
Queensland regional council formulate new RV strategy
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AUSTRALIA'S biggest caravan club will give a helping hand in
formulating a Queensland council's new RV strategy.
The Australian Caravan Club (ACC) said it was "delighted" to accept an
invitation to actively participate in Mackay Regional Council's
The invitation was extended to the club during its recent three-branch
muster at the Sarina Showgrounds.
Chairman Craig Humphrey said his club had already assisted councils and
communities in learning how they could benefit from the growing RV market.
“We have held several RV Industry Workshops now, and assisted councils
with their RV strategies.
"A survey showed that our members spend an average of just over $100 per
day when on the road with their RV.
"That can account for a lot of income for local businesses."
ACC members travelled from as far away as Victoria to fill the Sarina
Showgrounds for the special North and Central Queensland muster.
More than 60 members from Victoria, Brisbane, Gladstone, Mackay and
They were joined by Mr Humphrey, club membership director Graham Christie
and former chairman Lionel Mussell.
The turn-out far exceeded expectations, with the club's Sugar City Pioneer
(Mackay region), Tropical Tourers (Townsville region) and Capricornia
Tourers (Rockhampton region) branches all competing for the largest number
of muster attendees.
Activities over the weekend included lunch at the General Gordon Hotel
following a visit to Kinchant Dam, a presentation by truck driver Peter
Lewis from PK's Driver Training about courtesy on the road between RVers
and semi-trailer drivers.
Local Mackay Regional councillors Fran Mann and Karen May provided members
with an overview of the draft Mackay Region RV Strategy.
"As club chairman, the event provided me with an opportunity to update our
central and north Queensland members on various club activities and
receive feedback, while at the same time enjoying friendships and hearing
how their members and branches are going," Mr Humphrey said.
Event organiser Paul Eyles, of the Sugar City Pioneers, said he had
received positive feedback from members.
"Everyone had a really great time," he added.
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