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MARCH 2018


GrenfellMARCH 16:
CMCA chief executive Richard Barwick told NSW's Weddin Shire councillors at their meeting this week: "One third of our members will always stay in a caravan park, one third will do a mixture of low cost camps and caravan parks and there is a third that will never stay in a caravan park." He is urging the council to consider opening a CMCA RV park at Grenfell, population of about 2000.

Vintage caravanMARCH 16:
Caravanning Queensland is planning a vintage/retro caravan display or parade at the Queensland Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow in June to celebrate the exhibition's 50th anniversary. Anyone interested in taking part in the event at the Brisbane Showgrounds should contact Chris Tan on 07 3862 1833.

Barcaldine Tourist and Caravan ParkMARCH 16:
Barcaldine Tourist Caravan and Tourist Park in Queensland, well known for its free afternoon billy tea and damper when guests meet and swap their travelling stories, is on the market at a reduced price of $890,000.

Accident involving car and caravan partially closed northbound lanes of NSW's Pacific Hwy at Twelve Mile Creek today. No further details available.

Nova Caravans today announced its 2017 Dealership of the Year winners. Victoria-based May West Caravans won the medium dealership award while the large dealership gong went to Brisbane RVs.

Victoria's Latrobe City Council suspends plan to transform Hazelwood Pondage Caravan Park into a day facility. This follows a 900-signature petition.

Barrier Highway signMARCH 7:
A driver, 55, who filmed a caravan smash in NSW has been issued with an infringement notice for using his mobile phone while driving. Police spotted the man balancing the phone on his steering wheel as he drove past the accident site on the Barrier Highway, 41km east of Cobar. Rescuers were struggling to free two caravanners trapped in the wreckage.

Caravan Industry Association of Australia plans to operate Kids' Club for delegates' families during its national conference on the Gold Coast. Children will be supervised and entertained throughout the three-day event beginning May 16. There will also be plenty of attractive options for spouses through its Partner Program including pamper packs and guided tours of the Gold Coast.

Police today investigating blaze which destroyed a LandCruiser and badly damaged a Regent caravan at Cosy Corner camping area on WA's Rainbow Coast. Albany fire crews fought the inferno which caused more than $100,000 damage. No one hurt.

Bass Hill Tourist & Residential ParkMARCH 5:
Bass Hill Tourist & Residential Park on the Hume Hwy in NSW has been sold to a locally-based investment group. The mixed-use caravan park offers a range of park-owned cabins and villas, motel room accommodation as well as powered tourist sites. According to selling agent CBRE Hotels, the group plans to continue the operations of the "strong cash flow" business. "Sold on behalf of one of the most active groups in the manufacturing home estate sector, Gateway Lifestyle, the deal was negotiated after a discreet off-market sales campaign to a target list of qualified investors," CBRE said. key investment highlights included the opportunity for the buyers to convert park-owned cabins to manufactured homes with sell-down potential for a development profit, it added. Details of the buyers and selling price were not disclosed.

Local Government Association of Tasmania passes motion seeking a state government review of the "current application of national competition principles as they relate to free camping in regional towns" on the island.

Donna SteeleMARCH 4:
Detectives investigating the murder of Queensland caravan park cleaner and mother of two Donna Steele have charged a 25yo man with her murder. He faces one count each of murder, misconduct with a corpse by interfering and enter with intent. The news comes after the State Government issued a $250,000 reward for information last week. 42-year-old woman's body was found in Isabella Creek at Leggett’s Crossing on August 5. She worked at Cooktown's Peninsula Caravan Park,

Queensland's Bruce Hwy blocked for short time after 4WD collided with caravan near Miriam Vale sale yards. No one hurt.

CARAVAN Industry Association of Australia, in conjunction with Caravan and Camping Industry Association of New South Wales and Apollo Motorhomes, preparing to display float with Australia's Gay Nomads at Sydney Mardi Gras this weekend. It will be the second time the peak industry body has been involved in the celebrations.



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