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NOVEMBER  2019



 

 

BREAKING NEWS

NOVEMBER 18:
Two people taken to hospital in Victoria this morning after caravan and its tow vehicle rolled following collision with ute on Geelong Ring Road's Colac Road off-ramp.

NOVEMBER 18:
NRMA Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park scored Gold in NSW Tourism Awards' Caravan and Holiday Parks category. Silver went to Reflections Holiday Parks Seal Rocks while Ingenia Holidays South West Rocks received the Bronze award.

Valerie Lyons, Ingenia CommunitiesNOVEMBER 16:
Director Valerie Lyons will resign from holiday and lifestyle parks group Ingenia Communities "to focus on family and personal commitments". "I have been pleased to be able to contribute as a non-executive director over the past three successful years and commend the dedication and professionalism of the high-performing management team," she said. Her resignation will become effective on November 30. Ms Lyons is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

NOVEMBER 15:
Lemon Caravans and RVs in Aus Facebook group administrator Tracy Leigh says she will appeal after losing injurious falsehood case brought against her by Queensland RV builder Bruder Expedition. Meanwhile, she is facing a contempt of court charge over comments she made after the hearing.

NOVEMBER 15:
Mandalay Holiday Resort to receive $125,000 from WA Government's Regional Economic Development Grants program to increase the capacity and quality of caravanning and camping experiences in Denham and the greater Shark Bay area. The park will offer an additional 55 powered caravan and camping sites and modern communal ablutions, games room and a campers' kitchen.

NOVEMBER 15:
Cairns Regional Council is seeking a couple to act as caretakers at Bramston Beach Caravan Park and Campground from February 1 next year.

NOVEMBER 13:
Woman remains in critical condition after fire destroyed caravan and shed at Shepperton in Victoria on Monday.

NOVEMBER 13:
Growth in the lifestyle and holiday business has been a highlight for Ingenia Communities, chairman Jim Hazel said at its annual general meeting. "We benefit from the tailwinds of an ageing population," he said, adding that he was "very pleased" with the year's results. Figures showed Ingenia's earnings before interest and taxes for the year rose 26 percent to $61.5 million.

NOVEMBER 13:
A new bill introduced to the Victorian Parliament yesterday could mean more camping opportunities along licenced river frontages across the state. It aims to create a new Marine and Coastal Park along the Bass Coast and provide more camping opportunities along Victoria's rivers. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said Victorians loved the great outdoors and the legislation would make it easier for them to get out and enjoy it. "Camping is a relaxing, affordable holiday and families will soon be able to pitch a tent in more places along our stunning rivers," she said.

NOVEMBER 13:
BIG4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park won the Gold award in WA Tourism Awards' Caravan & Holiday Parks category, while RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort collected Silver.

NOVEMBER 12:
Owners will be able to have their RVs safety checked at the Caravan Trade Industry Association of Victoria's Bendigo Leisurefest on November 23 and 24.

NOVEMBER 12:
Grey nomads and other travellers warned that access to camping grounds has been banned in most of NSW's national parks and reserves from Queensland border to Victoria as raging bushfires hit the state. More information: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/alerts/alerts-list

NOVEMBER 12:
District Council of Streaky Bay in SA decides that toilets at its RV Campground will only be opened during peak periods.

NOVEMBER 9:
BIG4 parks scored a triple in last night's 2019 South Australian Tourism Awards. BIG4 Hahndorf Resort scooped gold in the Caravan and Holiday Parks category and was also inducted into the Hall of Fame after winning the category for three years in a row. Meanwhile, BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park won the Excellence in Accessible Tourism category. They will go on to represent South Australia at the national awards in March 2020.

NOVEMBER 9:
A petition launched by Darryl King on change.org  a month ago calling on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula Shire to allow pets to stay at bayside camping areas has so far attracted only six signatures.

NOVEMBER 8:
Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut Resort scooped Gold in tonight's 2019 Queensland Tourism Awards 'Caravan & Holiday Parks' category. BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort collected Silver. They will now represent Queensland at the national awards next March.

Missing man Clive RolphNOVEMBER 8:
Caravanners have been urged to be on the lookout for a 74-year-old man missing in central Queensland. Clive Rolph was last seen on October 18 and has not contacted friends or family since. Although his exact whereabouts are unknown, he is believed to be in the Gin Gin or South Burnett area. Police said he is travelling in a blue Toyota Camry with Queensland registration 940VPN and often stays in caravan parks. He is described as Caucasian, 170cm tall, of medium build and bald. Anyone with further information is urged to contact Policelink on 131 444.

Australia ZooNOVEMBER 7:
Construction work
has begun on Australia Zoo's $8 million Camp Croc Hunter in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, which will offer everything from tent accommodation to caravan and RV powered sites. Local caravan parks were unhappy after learning that the Queensland State Government had poured $3 million into the $8 million project. "We’re partnering with the private sector to bring forward tourism projects that will create jobs on the Sunshine Coast," Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said at the site yesterday.  The campground is expected to be opened as part of the zoo's 50th anniversary celebrations in 2020.

Ayers RockNOVEMBER 6
Grey nomads and other caravanners heading to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park from November next year are being warned to expected a hefty rise in admission fees. It is feared they could soar by up to 52 percent. Parks Australia reports increased costs in managing the park, saying: "We need to be responsible economic managers of the park and ensure we have the funds to maintain Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park into the future."

NOVEMBER 6:
Arsonist who was living rough after being evicted from a Perth caravan park jailed for six years after admitting lighting 15 bushfires in the city's south-east.

NOVEMBER 6:
Owners of the Pine Country Caravan Park at Mount Gambier in SA Nathan Seal and Emma Vorwerk, who took over the reins a year ago, have received the Top Parks "Game Changer" gong for outstanding marketing during the past 12 months.

NOVEMBER 3:
Rural Fire Brigade crews prevented flames spreading into Tallagandra State Forest yesterday afternoon after a caravan blaze near Lowden Park in NSW. No one was injured.

Stewart Benson, BlackallNOVEMBER 3:
Blackall identity Stewart Benson has been recognised for his continued efforts in sharing his local knowledge with travellers at the town's Ram Park Precinct and Riverside Camping Grounds. He was awarded this year's Outback Queensland Tourism Awards' Vince Evert gong for outstanding contribution to tourism. Mr Benson has lived in Blackall all his life and is well known to grey nomads for his fascinating presentations, dubbing him 'a living treasure'.

NOVEMBER 2:
RV builder Bruder Expedition confirmed today that it has won its $50,000 Injurious Falsehood court case against Lemon Caravans and RVs Australia Facebook group administrator Tracy Leigh. "We will continue to work tirelessly to build the best trailer possible and provide the best service to our clients," the Queensland company told Caravanning News.

NOVEMBER 2:
Hervey Bay's Pier Caravan Park took out the top place in the Fraser Coast Business and Tourism Awards' Camping, Caravan and RV Parks category. Fraser Coast RV Park was highly commended.

NOVEMBER 2:
Queensland's Fraser Coast Regional Council has dismissed claims it plans to re-locate its Hervey Bay foreshore caravan parks.

NOVEMBER 1:
Sparks from a caravan's wheel rim after a tyre blow-out blamed for a grassfire on median strip of Victoria's Hume Hwy near Wandong.

NOVEMBER 1:
Adelaide man, 68, dies after being bitten by Western Brown snake while camping in NT's Garig Gunak Barlu National Park 216km north-east of Darwin.

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