Tasmania's City of Launceston will reopen its popular
Myrtle Park camping ground to the public on October 22. The facility at
Targa was closed due to the COVID crisis.
Share price in peer-to-peer RV hire company Camplify
continue to climb, opening at all-time high of $2.93 today.
Work on 31 new campsites and three eight-person
cabins will begin next week at SA's Riverbend Caravan Park in Renmark.
Police established a crime scene after a blaze tore
through a caravan and annex at NSW's Christmas Cove Caravan Park at
Coober Pedy District Council has invited members of
the community to make written submissions about RV camping in the town.
Meanwhile, it has engaged an independent expert to stage an information
session to help them and so they can field questions on the topic. The
session will be held in the Council Chambers on September 28 at 7pm and can
be followed on Zoom (click
here). Closing date for the written submissions is October 8. The
authority said the submissions should address whether camping and RV parking
on Crown land should be better regulated, allowed on council-owned or
controlled land and whether regulations on RV parking and camping on
privately-owned or controlled land be changed.
Caravan parks in the Northern Territory report a fall
off in business as hordes of grey nomads and other travellers head south to
escape the sudden increase in temperatures.
Shares in Apollo Tourism and Leisure, manufacturer of
motorhomes and the Windsor and Coromal brands of caravans, opened at a
three-month high of 49c today. Meanwhile, shares in Aspen Group, which
operates a chain of holiday and lifestyle parks, opened at $1.54, its
highest price since 2013.
South Australia's Yankaville Council has decided to
keep the oceanside Rapid Bay Campground open after receiving a
9000-signature petition from the local progress association. A manager will
be appointed to look after the facility for the next two to three years.
The Victorian Fisheries Authority stocked Foletti
Caravan Park's lake with 350 "catchable" rainbow trout in time for the
school holidays. "Family fishing lakes are a wonderful option because they
combine good facilities with safe access and stocked fish that are
relatively easy to catch by fishers of all ages and skill levels," Minister
for Fishing and Boating Melissa Horne said.
A 17.69ha landholding with preliminary approvals for
an 87-site caravan park at Pottsville in northern NSW is on the market, with
expressions of interest closing on October 21. The development would
comprise a private waterpark and swimming pool facilities, indoor recreation
centre, bike and electric scooter facilities and multiple outdoor
recreational and BBQ areas.
NSW's Tweed Shire Council has closed its holiday
parks due to an increased COVID risk. Exceptions include permanent
residents, overnight travellers, persons working in the local area and
people who have no other place to stay. Parks include Tweed Heads, Fingal
Head, Kingscliff North, Kingscliff Beach, Hastings Point, Pottsville North
and Pottsville South.
Blaze which destroyed shed containing caravan, 4WD
and boat in Windmill Road, Chinchilla, being treated as suspicious by
NT Police appeal for help in tracking down two
thieves who made off with blue and white Yamaha motorcycle from caravan park
on the Stuart Highway this week.
Roadstar Caravan Owners Australia is considering
holding next year's annual get-together at Nambucca's White Albatross
caravan park. This year's planned event at the park was cancelled because of
the COVID pandemic.
Queensland Ambulance Service has urged campers at beaches and other outdoor
locations to make themselves aware of beach access codes or track numbers in
case of emergencies.
Queensland fire crews tackled blaze involving shed
and caravan at Lobegeiers Road, Thangool, this morning. Ambulance called but
no-one required hospital treatment.
Shares in holiday and lifestyle parks operator
Ingenia Communities opened at a record high of $6.84 today.
Julia Creek Caravan Park is among contenders battling
for an award in the accommodation category of the RACQ People's Choice
Awards. Voting closes on October 1 and winners will be announced at a gala
evening in Brisbane on November 12.
Four people reportedly injured in caravan accident on Queensland's Warrego
Highway between Roma and Miles.
Beaudesert Showgrounds in Queensland's Scenic Rim
region now offers more facilities for campers. Assistant Minister for Road
Safety Scott Buchholz said upgrades had made the venue more attractive for
caravanners, with upgraded amenities such as a portable waste point.
BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park in Victoria’s
Central Highlands has joined the NRMA Parks and Resorts group. It has been
renamed BIG4 NRMA Ballarat Holiday Park and brings the number of NRMA
holiday parks across Australia to 36.
Inquiry into small business insurance says public liability
cover has become "almost impossible" for some caravan parks because of
Brisbane-based Apollo, manufacturers of the Coromal
and Windsor caravans, has developed a new COVID-safe 'from factory floor to
your door' online shopping service for caravan and motorhome buyers.
Described as a "new way to buy an RV", buyers can choose from a selection of
Winnebago and Windsor motorhomes and campervans or Windsor caravans from the
new Caravans Away
New liquor rules limit the amount alcohol allowed in
vehicles, including caravans, within WA's Kimberley region. Offenders risk a
$10,000 fine for breaching the limits which allow one carton of beer, cider
or pre-mixed spirits, or three bottles of wine, or one litre of spirits or
fortified wine, or a combination of two products, for each adult in the
Shares in Ingenia Communities, which operate a chain
of holiday and lifestyle parks, opened at a year-high of $6.52 today.
Victoria Park Lake Caravan Park at Shepparton in
Victoria has re-opened, but with some COVID restrictions.
Brisbane-based Apollo, manufacturers of the Coromal
and Windsor caravans, has developed a new COVID-safe 'from factory floor to
your door' online shopping service for caravan and motorhome buyers. It
includes a 'Seven-Day Money Back Guarantee' for buyers who change their mind
after delivery, subject to terms and conditions.
Visitor staying at Lake View Caravan Park in Broken
Hill in NSW has tested positive for COVID-19.
NRMA Parks and Resorts has acquired the 13-acre
Seabreeze Tourist Park at Airlie Beach in Queensland's Whitsundays region.
It will be renamed NRMA Airlie Beach Holiday Park.
Ingenia, which operates a chain of lifestyle and
holiday parks, has announced that its AGM will be held 'virtually' on
November 11. Closing date for director nominations is September 22.
Plans by Cooloola Cabins and Caravan Park to install
relocatable homes at its park alongside the old Bruce Highway south of
Gympie in Queensland have been rejected.
The weekend's Tasmanian Outdoor Boat and Caravan Show
featuring over 50 exhibitors at the Launceston Silverdome has been hailed 'a
Yuleba Hotel Motel Cabin and Van Park which offers
four powered and 'numerous' unpowered sites for caravanners on the Warrego
Hwy south of Roma in Queensland is on the market.
Twenty RVs at NSW's Mitchell Caravan Park in Bourke
will be used to accommodate people having to isolate after close contact
with COVID. The park has been closed to other guests.
Shares in peer-to-peer RV hire company Camplify
opened on the ASX at $2.85 today ... more than double the price since
hitting the Australian Stock Exchange in June. The Newcastle-based business
has suggested reasons for its soaring share prices after they were queried
yesterday. It said it was not aware of any information that if known could
explain the recent trading volumes and prices increase in its securities.
But it did point out that it had recently released its preliminary final
report and that federal and state governments had released information on
the easing of COVID-related domestic travel restrictions.
Passenger, 66, in Land Rover Discovery towing caravan
died and its driver, 75, seriously injured in head-on collision with
LandCruiser north at WA's Midlands Road, Watheroo. Police have appealed for
NSW caravan parks and camping grounds will be able to
reopen and welcome fully vaccinated people next week under the state's
updated Reopening NSW roadmap announced today.
The Caravan Industry Association of Australia is
partnering with Beyond Blue to produce a workplace well-being plan. The aim
is to help small business owners and managers to improve the welfare of
staff during the COVID crisis. "The last 18 months has seen more challenges
than most people meet in their lifetime in regard to looking after
themselves and the business they operate in," the association said. "Often,
the business takes priority, and sometimes this is at the expense of the
individuals within the business." The association will host Beyond Blue's
Mel Novak in a Zoom presentation on October 6 at 1pm. It will outline how to
establish a well-being plan and information on other free resources
Caravanning Queensland will be offering free caravan weight
and safety inspections at Toowoomba Showgrounds on September 16 and 17.
More than 200 caravans are expected to arrive at
Pittsworth for the seven-day Caravan Clubs of Queensland State Rally
beginning on September 16.
Shares in Brisbane-based Apollo Tourism and Leisure,
builders of the Windsor and Coromal brands of caravans, will open on the ASX
at a three-month high of 45.55c today.
One of Lotus Caravans three factories in
Campbellfield, Victoria, has been quarantined for 14 days after a COVID
scare. It is believed an outside contractor could have passed the virus on
to company workers who, owner George Josevski told Caravanning News,
had all now tested negative. Factories 2 and 3 could be closed for two weeks
to lessen any risk.
Shares in peer-to-peer RV sharing company Camplify
rose to $2.22 this afternoon, their highest price since hitting the ASX in
June at $1.40.
Shares in holiday and lifestyle parks operator Ingenia Communities Group
opened at $6.46 today, their highest price for a year.
Police investigating after man suffered serious burns
in caravan explosion at Avoca caravan park in Victoria.
Central Darling Shire Council's Victory Park Caravan
Park at Wilcannia in far-west NSW has been turned into a COVID-19 isolation
hub for local victims of the virus. They are being given free,
self-contained RV accommodation with all meals and round-the-clock
assistance. Wilcannia is one the State's hardest hit regional towns with the
latest figures showing an extra nine infections, taking its cluster to 97
... more than 13 percent of its population.
Wentworth Shire Council in NSW is seeking tenders
from qualified contractors to undertake construction works at Willow Bend
Caravan Park in Wentworth, including installing new assets for water,
drainage, sewer, power, roads, concrete works and other infrastructure.
Man dies after being stabbed during fight at
Shawlands Caravan Park
on Victoria's South Gippsland Highway at Dandenong South late last night.
Three other people taken to hospital.
Victoria's Shepparton MP Suzanna Sheed wants to see
more done for stranded caravanners. "They left to travel in their caravans
when they were entitled to ... and now find themselves locked out of their
own state," she told media. "We are going to great efforts to bring people
home from overseas and provide quarantine facilities for them. Surely, we
can bring home our local residents from interstate and find a safe way to do
The online Boroma Owners Australia Group forum,
founded in 2009, will pull down the shutters next April due to increasing
hosting costs. Meanwhile, the Roamers will hold their annual rally at Casino
in NSW from October 14 to 17 this year.
City of Wanneroo in WA calling for expressions of
interest from 'experienced caravan park developers and operators' to revive
the site of the old Quinns Rocks caravan park, which closed in 2012 and
became an overflow carpark.
Queensland's Julia Creek Visitor Information Centre
has warned grey nomads and other travellers that the local RV Friendly Site
and MacIntyre Park (used as an overflow site) have been closed due to "wet
and boggy" conditions. They will be shut until further notice and the local
council will advise when they have been reopened.
Share prices of peer-to-peer RV hire company Camplify
continue to rise after their launch on the ASX in June, opening at a high of
Travellers who book into Moore Park Beach Caravan
Park near Bundaberg in Queensland will receive $5 vouchers to spend locally
under the local community's initiative to support businesses in the area.
Boonah Show Society in Queensland's Scenic Rim region
is seeking a showgrounds caretaker and caravan park managers.
Fleetwood, operators of RV accessories company Camec
and Melbourne-based caravan repairs and services company Northern RV, has
announced that "depending on circumstances" its annual general meeting will
be held on November 17.
Shares in Ingenia, operators of a chain of holiday and lifestyle parks, will
open at a year-high price of $6.43 today.
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