More than 100 Australian caravan parks secure government grants

It’s an exciting time to be in the Australian caravan industry right now. Not only is interest in the hobby still booming, but it’s also getting strong support from the government. After a stringent application process, the government has revealed that 111 caravan parks across the country that will receive grants of between $10,000 and $100,000 to help support an improved accommodation network throughout Australia. Over the next 18 months, these caravan parks will begin bringing their ideas for innovative and environmentally friendly upgrades to life to help heighten the customer experience for Australia’s growing crowd of caravanners.

Caravan Industry Association of Australia chief executive, Stuart Lamont, said this targeted federal infrastructure support package recognised the growing and critical value of caravanning to Australia’s tourism and visitor economy.

 “Caravanning has long been Australian domestic tourism’s largest visitor and economic cohort, an almost $27 billion economic driver in tourism and local manufacturing activity,” Stuart said.

 “This well-targeted funding will go directly into our world leading caravan park product across the nation. We also believe it will extract private capital expenditure support up to 3 times over.

 “For caravan parks to be incentivised to deliver more attractive visitor amenity and appealing product is just the ticket to supporting sustainable recovery and growth in Australian tourism.”

With the success of the program and numbers of application submissions, Caravan Industry Association of Australia will continue to work with government on future possibilities for infrastructure funding.