THE Australian Caravan Club has invited local councils to take part in
its RV Industry Workshops project.
This follows the club's three recent successful talkfests involving
businesses and community representatives in NSW's Liverpool Plains shire.
"We would be happy to engage in discussions with other local authorities
on matters affecting RV facilities and requirements," club chairman Craig
"When the Liverpool Plains Shire Council invited us to present an
RV-friendly business seminar aimed at local business and the community and
focusing on how to capture the burgeoning RV market, we welcomed the
About 50 people attended the workshops at the Quirindi Racecourse and
Spring Ridge Community Hall on January 24 and 25.
are part of what the
ACC is all about'
"The objects of the ACC are aimed at promoting the use of recreational
vehicles and the RVing lifestyle throughout Australia for the benefit of
its members," Mr Humphrey explained.
"These industry workshops are part of what the ACC is all about.
“They proved to be a real winner for both the business and RV community.
"We were able to explain what many RVers may be looking for when visiting
and staying in an area, whether for a short or long-term stay, and what
their requirements and needs might be."
The workshops opened with a presentation and discussion topics, including
awareness-raising of the value of the RV industry to regional communities,
how communities and individual businesses can encourage RVers to visit and
opportunities for business to access the burgeoning RV market.
They concluded with question and answer sessions.
Club deputy chairman Tom Smith, who was on the ground in Quirindi with
members of the club’s policy and town support team, said there had been
"In fact, the demand for the workshops was so great we had to increase the
number from two to three," he said.