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AUGUST 2022


 

BREAKING NEWS: 

AUGUST 12:
Fleetwood, who operate RV accessories company Northern Camec and Melbourne-based caravan repairs and services company Northern RV, will release its financial results for the year ended June 30, 2022, on August 25.

Stolen caravanAUGUST 12:
Murray River Police District officers are searching for a single-axle 1999 Jayco Freedom caravan, Victorian registration number N23076. It was stolen from a Hickey Drive, Moama, address between August 7 and 8. Anyone with information should contact Moama Police on 03 54920099 or Deniliquin Police Station on 03 5881 9299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 quoting E88879020.

AUGUST 11:
Shellharbour City Council in NSW is being asked to approve plans for a new caravan park which would mean the Calderwood Valley Golf Course losing nine holes. The new park would comprise over 200 long-term sites and four short-term ones.

AUGUST 11:
Hooded thief made off with 2007 grey Nissan Navara registration XOJ005 after smashing through boom gates at Adelaide Caravan Park on Richard Street at Hackney in SA in the early hours.

AUGUST 11:
The Victorian Government is splashing out $4.6 million on upgrading caravan parks at Hindmarsh, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack. "Many Victorians have cherished childhood memories from stays at caravan and holiday parks across the state," Minister for Tourism, Sport, Major Events and Creative Industries Steve Dimopoulos said. "These three projects will deliver even more holidaymakers to Victoria's region."

Alvin ManningAUGUST 10:
Alvin Manning, who recently celebrated a monumental 101st birthday and enjoyed a life full of caravanning around Australia until well into his 90s, has been invited to the International Day of Older Persons party at Barroul House Cafe in Kiama, NSW, on September 30. They will be celebrating the International Day of Older Persons. Alvin's advice to anyone wanting to see 101 years of age: "Stay warm and stay vertical!"

AUGUST 10:
Lodzi Holdings, formerly trading as South East Queensland Campers & Gear, has gone into liquidation.

AUGUST 9:
Billed as Australia's premiere outdoors lifestyle event, the three-day National 4×4 Outdoors Show will return to the Melbourne Showgrounds on August 19. It will bring together all the top and latest products in campers, caravans, accessories, outdoor adventure, tourism and apparel. "We are thrilled to be returning to Melbourne after a two-year hiatus due to Covid interruptions," event director Jon Perry said. "And with Australians continuing to look to holiday locally, the timing couldn't be better."

AUGUST 8:
No one was seriously injured when a ute towing a caravan veered off the road and collided with trees on the Beechworth to Wodonga road at Wooragee in Victoria yesterday afternoon. No other vehicle was involved. The caravan disintegrated.

AUGUST 6:
The Australian Caravan Club has reminded members that registration for its October 2022 National Muster at Lithgow in NSW closes on August 31.

Bullara campingAUGUST 6:
Bullara Station Stay in WA has used a $203,000 Regional Economic Development grant to open two new high-end glamping tents and 60 new affordable camping and caravan sites. Bullara Station ‒ located between Coral Bay and Exmouth in the Coral Coast region ‒ has built a reputation over the last 12 years for providing an authentic station stay experience
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AUGUST 5:
Caravanning Queensland has announced that free caravan weight and safety inspections will be held at Queensland's Willowbank Raceway on Sept 9 and 10, with overnight camping available for self-contained rigs, and Toowoomba Showgrounds on October 7 and 8.

AUGUST 5:
Queensland police have appealed for witnesses after a car and 4WD towing caravan collided on the Capricorn Highway at its junction with Anakie Sapphire Road between Emerald and Alpha yesterday afternoon. A 64-year-old passenger in the car died at the scene. The driver of the 4WD, a 37-year-old Moura man, and two female passengers aged 14 and 12 were taken to Emerald Hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Nanango rest areaAUGUST 4:
Queensland's South Burnett Regional Council will spend $250,000 on upgrading the Tipperary Flat rest area as a contribution towards Nanango’s 175th birthday celebrations next year. A public meeting attended by the mayor, councillors and SBRC staff will be held there on August 12 to gather community input on necessary work. Some early suggestions include improving the park's drainage, fewer entrances and exits, clearer marking of camping areas and refurbishment of the park’s wooden structures to fix termite damage.

AUGUST 3:
The Australian Caravan Club's Tassie Travellers recently held a muster at Eugenana in the Apple Isle. Members took a railcar ride on the Don River Railway, visited the Devonport Maritime Museum, did beer tasting at Seven Sheds Brewery and mulled wine and folk music at Prickly Mo Vineyard.

AUGUST 3:
It might officially be a pet-friendly caravan park, but the NT's Dundee Beach Holiday Park certainly didn't throw down the welcome mat for its latest arrival ... a 2.5m saltwater crocodile. A couple discovered the croc in the middle of the night after being woken up by noises outside their caravan.

AUGUST 2:
Family-owned 7th Street Caravans becomes the first NSW-based dealership to attain accreditation in the Caravan Industry Association of Australia's National Retail Dealership Accreditation Program. The program identifies the leaders in the industry and recognises their professionalism in achieving benchmark performance levels in business planning, risk management, business improvement, HR management and sales and service conduct.

AUGUST 1:
Wayne Freeman (Masterpiece Caravans) and Peter May (Peter May Caravans) have been inducted into the Caravan Trade and Industries Association of Victoria's Hall of Fame.

AUGUST 1:
Fleetwood, which operates RV accessories company Northern Camec and the Melbourne-based caravan repairs and services company Northern RV, has appointed Bruce Nicholson as managing director. "The board has observed Bruce's commitment, strategic vision and contribution to the board since his commencement as CEO on July 1, 2021," Fleetwood’s chairman John Klepec (pictured) said.

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