Experts investigating a blaze which caused $300,000 worth
of damage to a Victor Harbour unit and caravan in SA have now blamed the
outbreak on an electrical fault inside the caravan.
Fire investigators in Victoria trying to determine cause of
blaze which destroyed caravan in Gent Street, Ballarat.
Aspen, which operates a chain of lifestyle and holiday
parks, reports that total revenue for the first half of the current
financial year was $17.77 million, up eight percent on last year's
SA's Robe District Council reports that it issued 18
fines to people who disregarded no-camping signs between December 2020 and
January 21 this year.
Reports coming in of accident involving car towing caravan
on Mid Western Highway at Woodstock, NSW.
Fleetwood's RV Solutions division, comprising CAMEC and
Melbourne's Northern RV, has been a beneficiary of international COVID
travel restrictions, reporting "very strong sales" for October, November
and December. Interim chief executive Andrew Wackett said the pleasing
trend continued as Australians embraced domestic travel.
Ingenia has acquired Queensland's BIG4 Townsville
Woodlands mixed-use holiday park.
Border closures during the coronavirus pandemic
have severely impacted Brisbane-based RV hire and caravan producer Apollo.
Rentals plunged 63 percent, though there was still "strong demand" for its
Coromal and Windsor caravans, Apollo says in its financial results for the
half-year ending December 31.
SA's Yankalilla District
Council approves $18.5m rebate scheme for annual licence holders and
others who lost nights at Jetty Caravan Park when it closed because of the
G'Day Group has acquired the Lane Cove Holiday Park
Queensland paramedics assessing two travellers -
one reportedly trapped - after vehicle and caravan rollover on Tableland
Road, Mount Maria.
Australian Caravan Club's Drovers branch is shaking
off the COVID blues at Aysons Reserve in Victoria with its first muster
for over a year.
Blaze destroys unit and caravan in Hill Street at Victor
Harbor in SA during the early hours. No one injured.
Caravanners caught up in weekend flooding at
Tumbarumba Caravan Park in the foothills of NSW's Snowy Mountains. One
owner said caravan written off due to water damage.
Apollo Tourism and Leisure, manufacturer of Windsor
and Coromal caravans, will release its financial results for the half-year
ending December 31 next Tuesday, followed by a conference call at 2pm.
Ingenia Communities, which operates a chain of
lifestyle and holiday parks, has announced an underlying profit of $32.8
million for the half-year ending December 31. This was an increase of 24
percent on the previous corresponding period. Group revenue was up four
percent to $122 million and EBIT up 25 percent to $40.3 million.
Shares in Perth-based Fleetwood ‒ which operates RV
accessories business Camec and Melbourne's RV repair company Northern RV ‒
opened at a year-high of $2.74 today.
Retired Victorian woman plans to realise her dream
of buying a brand new caravan and embarking on a round-Australia adventure
with her husband after scooping $2.5 million in Saturday's TattsLotto
draw. She bought her ticket from Foodworks Dalton Village at Epping. "I've
always wanted to get the car and a caravan and just go everywhere ... all
the way up north and all the way around," the jubilant winner said. "We
thought we'd only be able to go for three months and we'd have to hire a
Jayco's Victorian RV factory at Dandenong South has
been closed until February 18 following the state's latest lockdown
Two separate accidents involving caravans were reported
on NSW's Pacific Hwy at Wootton and Cundletown yesterday.
WA's renovated True Blue Caravan Park at
Northampton will officially open on February 20 with a free barbecue.
WA's City of Wanneroo looking for people to join
new advisory group which will shape future of caravan/tourist park at the
previous Quinns Rocks Caravan Park site.
Bark Hut on the NT's Arnhem Highway will add nearly
$1m to a $150,000 grant from the Territory's government to provide 50 new
powered sites, two new camp kitchen barbeque areas and install a jumping
pillow for children. Bark Hut owner Grahame Wilcox commented: "This
funding will give our business a leg-up, and we can't wait to get started
on the renovations and to show locals and visitors just what Bark Hut has
Ingenia, which operates a chain of holiday and lifestyle
parks, has secured a $75 million loan from the federal government's green
finance fund to boost its carbon reduction and for energy initiatives. It
aims to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent in the next five years.
Victoria's Surf Coast Shire has received nearly 200
objections to plans for a multi-million dollar caravan park to be built on
the iconic Great Ocean Road near Torquay. A decision will be made by
councillors on February 23.
Victoria's Geelong City Council has clamped down on
illegal campers at Eastern Beach Reserve, issuing several infringement
notices. It has warned of increased patrols between dusk and dawn and
maximum fines of $1500.
Rescue helicopter airlifts man to hospital after
collision involving caravan and van on NSW's Pacific Highway at Yamba Rd
off-ramp this morning.
Fire crews called to blaze involving transportable home at
Banana Coast Caravan Park on Pacific Hwy at Coffs Harbour yesterday
afternoon. No reports of injuries.
Caravan crooks have struck again. A New Age Mantaray
caravan rego TF38NE was stolen from outside house in Kahibah, Newcastle,
NSW, last night. Anyone with information can contact police or its owner
Shaun Egan via his web page
Mongans Bridge Camping Park will upgrade its
amenities block to include disabled facilities thanks to a $385,000 grant
from the Victorian Government's Great Outdoors program.
Shares in Ingenia Communities, which operate a
chain of lifestyle and tourist parks, opened at a 12-month high of $5.48
Notice from lawyers on gates of Jurgens caravan
factory in Pakenham, Victoria, orders the manufacturer to quit the
premises. Meanwhile, owner Paul Kyriacou has posted a notice on its
Facebook page saying that the company was "committed" to continued
manufacturing in Australia and would be moving to new premises. "Our
factory relocation has been precipitated by a dispute with the landlord,"
Shares in Fleetwood, which operates Camec and
Melbourne-based Northern RV, soared 10 percent to close at $2.56 after it
announced its half-year results yesterday. Preliminary unaudited results
for the preiod indicate an EBITA of $15 to $16 million.
Locals fear local wildlife would be put in danger if plans for a $30m
caravan and tourist park at Victoria's Kirwans Bridge in Nagambie get the
Councillors will tomorrow decide whether to
implement "dynamic pricing" at their NRMA-managed Shellharbour Beach
Holiday Park in NSW, which would mean fees could be adjusted according to
demand. The system is already used by other parks in the area.
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