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SEPTEMBER 2021



 

 

BREAKING NEWS:

SEPT 24:
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.

SEPT 24:
Share price in peer-to-peer RV hire company Camplify continue to climb, opening at all-time high of $2.93 today.

SEPT 24:
Work on 31 new campsites and three eight-person cabins will begin next week at SA's Riverbend Caravan Park in Renmark.

SEPT 23:
Police established a crime scene after a blaze tore through a caravan and annex at NSW's Christmas Cove Caravan Park at Lakewood.

SEPT 23:
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.

SEPT 23:
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.

SEPT 23:
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.

SEPT 23:
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.

SEPT 22:
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.

SEPT 22:
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.

SEPT 22:
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.

SEPT 21:
Blaze which destroyed shed containing caravan, 4WD and boat in Windmill Road, Chinchilla, being treated as suspicious by Queensland Police.

SEPT 21:
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.

SEPT 21:
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.

SEPT 21:
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.

SEPT 20:
Queensland fire crews tackled blaze involving shed and caravan at Lobegeiers Road, Thangool, this morning. Ambulance called but no-one required hospital treatment.

SEPT 20:
Shares in holiday and lifestyle parks operator Ingenia Communities opened at a record high of $6.84 today.

SEPT 20:
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.

SEPT 19:
Four people reportedly injured in caravan accident on Queensland's Warrego Highway between Roma and Miles.

Beaudesert Showground caravan parkSEPT 18:
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.

SEPT 18:
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.

SEPT 18:
Inquiry into small business insurance says public liability cover has become "almost impossible" for some caravan parks because of soaring premiums.

Windsor caravanSEPT 18:
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 website.

SEPT 18:
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 vehicle.

SEPT 17:
Shares in Ingenia Communities, which operate a chain of holiday and lifestyle parks, opened at a year-high of $6.52 today.

SEPT 16:
Victoria Park Lake Caravan Park at Shepparton in Victoria has re-opened, but with some COVID restrictions.

SEPT 16:
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.

SEPT 15:
Visitor staying at Lake View Caravan Park in Broken Hill in NSW has tested positive for COVID-19.

SEPT 15:
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.

SEPT 15:
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.

SEPT 14:
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.

SEPT 13:
The weekend's Tasmanian Outdoor Boat and Caravan Show featuring over 50 exhibitors at the Launceston Silverdome has been hailed 'a huge success'.

SEPT 13:
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.

SEPT 12:
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.

SEPT 10:
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.

SEPT 9:
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 witnesses.

SEPT 9:
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.

SEPT 9:
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 available.

SEPT 8:
Caravanning Queensland will be offering free caravan weight and safety inspections at Toowoomba Showgrounds on September 16 and 17.

SEPT 8:
More than 200 caravans are expected to arrive at Pittsworth for the seven-day Caravan Clubs of Queensland State Rally beginning on September 16.

SEPT 8:
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.

SEPT 7:
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.

SEPT 7:
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.

SEPT 7:
Shares in holiday and lifestyle parks operator Ingenia Communities Group opened at $6.46 today, their highest price for a year.

SEPT 6:
Police investigating after man suffered serious burns in caravan explosion at Avoca caravan park in Victoria.

Victory Caravan ParkSEPT 5:
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.

SEPT 5:
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.

SEPT 5:
Man dies after being stabbed during fight at Shawlands Caravan Par
k on Victoria's South Gippsland Highway at Dandenong South late last night. Three other people taken to hospital.

Suzanna Sheed MPSEPT 4:
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 so."

SEPT 3:
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.

SEPT 3:
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.

SEPT 3:
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.

SEPT 2:
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 $1.89 today.

SEPT 2:
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.

SEPT 1:
Boonah Show Society in Queensland's Scenic Rim region is seeking a showgrounds caretaker and caravan park managers.

SEPT 1:
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.

SEPT 1:
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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