IPSWICH seniors who hit the road each year on a caravanning expedition will note improvements taking place around the many parks they visit.
The improvements in the most part have come courtesy of $10m in caravan park Infrastructure grants from the Federal Government.
The funding has allowed a significant injection into the backbone of domestic tourism, with infrastructure enhancements for 111 caravan parks across the country, fostering improved inclusive, high-quality, and memorable customer experiences.
The allocated funding came off the back of lobbying efforts by Caravan Industry Association in having the industry recognised as a key contributor to the economy and large regional and rural economic driver through domestic tourism.
The association’s CEO, Stuart Lamont, said this was not just a win for the caravan industry but for every Australian and international visitor who wishes to experience the best that our nation has to offer.
The Australian Caravan and Camping industry is a $27billion industry that directly employs 53,000 people, manufactures locally more than 20,000 vehicles per annum, services over 740,000 vehicles on the road, generates 12 million trips and 60 million visitor nights in caravan parks across the country.