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FEBRUARY 2021



 

 

BREAKING NEWS:

FEBRUARY 27:
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.

FEBRUARY 27:
Fire investigators in Victoria trying to determine cause of blaze which destroyed caravan in Gent Street, Ballarat.

FEBRUARY 26:
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 corresponding period.

FEBRUARY 26:
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.

FEBRUARY 25:
Reports coming in of accident involving car towing caravan on Mid Western Highway at Woodstock, NSW.

FEBRUARY 25:
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.

FEBRUARY 24:
Ingenia has acquired Queensland's BIG4 Townsville Woodlands mixed-use holiday park.

FEBRUARY 24:
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.

FEBRUARY 24:
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 COVID crisis.

FEBRUARY 22:
G'Day Group has acquired the Lane Cove Holiday Park in Sydney.

FEBRUARY 21:
Queensland paramedics assessing two travellers - one reportedly trapped - after vehicle and caravan rollover on Tableland Road, Mount Maria.

FEBRUARY 21:
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.

FEBRUARY 19:
Blaze destroys unit and caravan in Hill Street at Victor Harbor in SA during the early hours. No one injured.

FEBRUARY 18:
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.

FEBRUARY 18:
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.

FEBRUARY 17:
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.

FEBRUARY 16:
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.

FEBRUARY 15:
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 caravan."

FEBRUARY 14:
Jayco's Victorian RV factory at Dandenong South has been closed until February 18 following the state's latest lockdown restrictions.

FEBRUARY 14:
Two separate accidents involving caravans were reported on NSW's Pacific Hwy at Wootton and Cundletown yesterday.

FEBRUARY 14:
WA's renovated True Blue Caravan Park at Northampton will officially open on February 20 with a free barbecue.

FEBRUARY 12:
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.

FEBRUARY 12:
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 to offer."

FEBRUARY 12:
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.

FEBRUARY 10:
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.

FEBRUARY 8:
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.

FEBRUARY 7:
Rescue helicopter airlifts man to hospital after collision involving caravan and van on NSW's Pacific Highway at Yamba Rd off-ramp this morning.

FEBRUARY 6:
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.

Stolen New Age MantarayFEBRUARY 5:
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
https://www.facebook.com/shaun.egan.984

FEBRUARY 5:
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.

FEBRUARY 4:
Shares in Ingenia Communities, which operate a chain of lifestyle and tourist parks, opened at a 12-month high of $5.48 today.

FEBRUARY 4:
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," he wrote.

FEBRUARY 4:
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.

FEBRUARY 2:
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 go-ahead.

FEBRUARY 1:
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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