Victoria's Moyne Shire Council is looking for $35-an--hour
seasonal cleaners, whose duties will include "graffiti removal", to work at
its Port Fairy caravan parks.
The search for 73 year-old Annemarie Jeffery, who was last
seen at NSW's Lake Arragan campground north of Brooms Head five days ago,
has been suspended.
Owner of the Jayco empire Gerry Ryan will miss tomorrow's
start of the world famous Tour de France cycling event in Nice, thanks to
the coronavirus pandemic. "This will be the first tour I have missed for a
good decade," he told media. "I am in lockdown in Melbourne."
Man attempting to leave caravan park at Eden in NSW slapped
with $1000 penalty and ordered to return to Victoria after allegedly
disobeying COVID rules.
The large-scale air and land search for a 73-year-old woman
missing from Lake Arragan campground on NSW's north coast has entered its
Police have appealed for information after a white and blue
2004 Outback Jayco Expanda caravan and Tomahawk 250 motorbike were stolen
from a property in Kyabram, Victoria.
Victoria's Moira Shire Council is considering a petition from
local residents to turn Numurkah into an RV-friendly town, complete with
The Calliope rest area and camping grounds on Queensland's
Bruce Hwy west of Gladstone will be reopened this weekend.
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett
has appealed to travellers using the facility "to do the right thing" and
make sure they keep to social distancing rules during their stay.
Caravan reportedly engulfed by fire on Queensland's Bruce
Highway near Coochincreek on the Sunshine Coast. No one thought to have been
Police believe a blown tyre could have caused yesterday's
caravan rollover on Queensland's Warrego Hwy west of Chinchilla.
Fleetwood Corp, which operates RV accessories company Camec
and caravan repairs and services company Northern RV, will release its 2020
financial year results on August 26.
A pedestrian who collided with the rear of a caravan in Main
St, Atherton, Queensland, was treated for a shoulder injury, police said
Social media reaction to a suggestion from the Caravanning
Industry Association of Australia that buyers of new caravans should receive
a 10 percent rebate during the COVID crisis gives the idea a big thumbs
down, claiming prices would just be jacked up by the same amount.
Aspen Group, which operates a chain of holiday and lifestyle
villages, reports a "positive financial year" for 2020, with statutory net
profit soaring by a whopping 1338 percent to $11.87 million. Operating
profit increased 34 percent to $6.64 million.
Four people taken to hospital by ambulance after accident
involving caravan on Goodwood Raod at North Gregory near Bundaberg, Qld.
The 167-site Weipa Caravan Park & Camp Ground in Far North
Queensland is for sale through Terry George of Ray White Commercial
BIG4 Cania Gorge Holiday Park in Queensland's South Burnett
is seeking a couple with their own caravan or motorhome to help with general
Victoria's Campaspe Shire Council has announced that annual
site-holder fees at the Echuca Holiday Park will be waived until stage 3
restrictions are revoked. Meanwhile, caravan park registration fees will
also be reduced by one-sixth.
Ingenia, which operates a chain of holiday and lifestyle
parks, announces underlying profit of $59.1 million for year ending June 30,
2020 ... a 25 percent increase on the previous year. Chief executive Simon
Owen said the result demonstrated the "overall resilience of the business".
Coffs Harbour City Council in NSW defers decision on plans to
add another 26 sites to Emerald Beach Discovery Holiday Park after
objections from locals.
Man, 22, appearing in court today after shot was fired into
caravan at caravan park on Pleasant Way, Nowra, NSW. No one injured in
Monday's 3am shooting.
A Brisbane man who scooped a million dollars on this week's
Gold Lotto with numbers his family has used for half a century plans to buy
a caravan for his holidays.
A crime scene was established after a woman's body was found
inside a burned-out campervan in NSW this morning. Firefighters were called
to Dukes Oval at Emu Plains shortly after midnight to find the Mercedes Benz
RV well-alight. An investigation is now underway into the cause of the fire.
A post-mortem examination will be conducted to confirm identity and cause of
New local laws introduced by Victoria's Frankston City
Council include a ban on parking caravans in the street for more than seven
NSW police have launched an investigation after a shot
was fired into an occupied caravan on the South Coast overnight. The
incident happened on Pleasant Way, Nowra, about 3am this morning. It appears
a 52-year-old man was sitting in the caravan but was not injured. Anyone
with information is urged to contact police.
Camper taken to Charters Towers hospital after suffering
serious burns from a campfire off Queensland's Lynd Hwy early today.
Caravan and tow vehicle rolled on Queensland's
Gregory Development Road north of Belyando Crossing. Two people with serious
injuries airlifted to Townsville University Hospital. Spokeswoman at
Belyando Crossing Road House and Caravan Park told Caravanning News
that she believed the travellers had been heading south when their ute and
Man rushed to hospital with serious burns after
caravan erupted in flames late last night in Ipswich suburb of Bundamba,
Melbourne's 2020 Leisurefest has been cancelled
because of the COVID-19 crisis, Caravan Industry Victoria announced today.
Chief executive Rob Lucas said it would be "disappointing news" for
exhibitors and visitors. But, he added, the industry would continue lobbying
the Victorian Government to ease restrictions for outdoor caravan and
camping shows to allow the association, members and exhibitors to operate in
a COVID-19 safe manner.
Darling Downs Health has opened a new COVID-19
drive-in testing clinic on Queensland's Warrego Hwy at Charlton on outskirts
of Toowoomba for travellers, including caravanners.
Walkerville Council in SA is asking the local
community whether a long-term lease of up to 42 years should be offered to
new managers of Levi Caravan Park on the banks of the River Torrens so it
can be redeveloped "for the benefit of both the community and tourists
alike". The current lease expires in November.
Caravanning Queensland will hold free educational
towing and weights "masterclasses" at Nambour Showgrounds on August 29.
The award-winning Dalrymple Cabin and Van Park located at the northern
entrance to Charters Towers on Queensland's Lynd Highway has been bought for
a reported $2.2 million by the park's operators, Brad and Tanya Chilton.
Noosa Shire Council in Queensland will receive
$410,000 from the state government for upgrading facilities at the Boreen
Point Campground. The handout will come from Queensland Government's $50m
Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package and will create or support
more than three jobs.
Southern Queensland Country Tourism chief executive
Peter Homan reports "strong enquiries" at caravan parks across the region as
travellers plan to take advantage of next Friday's new Ekka public holiday
long weekend. The holiday is for people living in Brisbane, Weipa,
Rockhampton, Livingstone, Mackay, Gold Coast, Logan, Burdekin, Charters
Towers, Cloncurry and Whitsunday (for the Bowen area only) council areas.
Holiday Haven and Tall Timbers caravan parks in
firing line of floodwaters in Shoalhaven region of NSW.
Next year's WA Tourism Conference, jointly presented
by Caravan Industry Association WA, will be held in Geraldton from May 3-5,
it has been announced.
Maclean Parks is looking for a couple to manage its
camping ground on Queensland's world heritage-listed Fraser Island. And, it
says, the successful applicants will have the opportunity to meet guests
from all walks of life .... "from our local anglers to scientist from around
the world". The campground is also used as an environmental education camp
for scientist and University of Sunshine Coast students.
WA government's Gascoyne COVID-19 recovery plan
includes $1.47 million to upgrade wastewater services to allow expansion of
Coral Bay Caravan Park.
Victoria's Moyne Shire Council has closed its seven
caravan parks for the next two months as part of the state's stage 3
Caravanner left stranded after their towball hitch
was stolen from their rig at Kenilworth showgrounds west of Nambour in
Reports coming in of caravan breaking free from ute
on Queensland's Bruce Hwy near Ilbilbie.
Reports today say that three times more caravanners
were heading south on Quensland's Bruce Hwy than travelling north. It comes
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced
closure its border to
New South Wales from 1am on Saturday.
Victorian-based Crusader Caravans has taken to
YouTube to explain its position as COVID stage 4 restrictions brings
industry to a halt. To view its four-and-a-half-minute video,
Beachport’s Southern Ocean Tourist Park becomes fully
accredited as part of South Australian Quality Tourism Accredited Business
Police hunting thieves who made off with a 2012 Jayco
Discovery caravan from driveway at Corio in Victoria.
Victoria Park Lake Caravan Park at Shepparton in
northern Victoria will be allowed to operate with strict controls under the
state's new COVID Stage 3 restrictions.
Caravan Industry Victoria chief executive Robert
Lucas will be holding meetings with Victorian government this morning over
COVID stage 4 restrictions. He will discuss "a possible exemption for our
industry on a reduced staffing level".
Queensland crews cordoned off Skinner St in Hervey
Bay yesterday after a caravan's gas cylinder developed a leak.
Claiming to be an industry first, New Age Caravans is
using hospital-grade Nanocyn ‒ which is said to
kill the deadly COVID-19
virus in 30 seconds ‒
to disinfect all caravans
before they leave its factory.
Major Mitchell Caravan Park in south-west Queensland
is looking for a management couple to take over the reins from Oct this year
to March next year and offers "an annual ongoing appointment for the right
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