Lamont: partnership aligns
with our philosophy
'recognises our wider objectives'
Australia's peak caravanning
industry body welcomes new partnership with super fund
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AUSTRALIA'S biggest superannuation fund, AustralianSuper,
has leapt into
the world of caravanning and camping to form a new partnership with the
industry's peak body.
And Caravan Industry Association of
Australia chief executive Stuart Lamont has welcomed the move.
"This partnership recognises our wider objectives of championing a
sustainable caravanning and camping industry into the future, both for
consumers who use the product and the 53,000 industry employees who rely
on continued industry strength," he said.
"Partnering with an
industry super fund with 2.2 million members aligns with our philosophy of
growing and improving the industry, while providing an incredible channel
for continuing to promote the benefits of a caravanning and camping
The partnership will see a series of economic lectures
around the country, as well as informational tools surrounding long-term
financial planning utilising the Caravan Industry Association of
Australia’s distribution reach.
The association has also committed
to changing its default super and its superannuation clearing house to
AustralianSuper, last year's top performing fund.
national manager – direct sales for AustralianSuper, thought the
partnership was a 'great opportunity' for his company to be part of the
quintessential Australian experience of a caravanning and camping, a
lifestyle which many of its members enjoyed.
"By supporting the
Caravan Industry Association of Australia, we are both investing in
promoting a lifestyle-based comfortable future for all Australians, and
encouraging the long term financial well-being of persons associated with
the caravanning and camping industry," he said
manages more than $120 billion of members' assets to help them achieve
their best possible retirement outcome.
In the last two years 7.1
million Australians stayed in a caravan holiday park, camping ground or
national park, with Australians making an annual economic benefit to the
Australian economy annually of over $19 billion.
In a recent Real
Richness Study, campers described themselves as more healthy, active and
fit for their age than non-campers with 96 percent also believing that
camping can make people happier.
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