Australian Caravan Club to help with Mackay Region RV Strategy

The Australian Caravan Club (ACC) will participate in the consultation phase of the draft Mackay Region RV Strategy.

The invitation was extended to the club during a joint, three-branch muster of ACC members held at the Sarina Showgrounds.

“This continues the club’s involvement in assisting regional councils and local communities with strategies to ensure that both the local communities where RVers visit, and the visiting RVers, benefit from the growing RV market,” ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey said.

“A survey of our club members found that they spend an average of just over $100 per day when on the road with their RV; that can account for a lot of income for local businesses.”

More than 60 members from Victoria, Brisbane, Gladstone, Mackay and Townsville travelled to Sarina for the special north and central Queensland muster. The turnout for the event far exceeded expectations.

Activities over the weekend included lunch at the General Gordon Hotel following a visit to Kinchant Dam. There was also a presentation by truck driver Peter Lewis from PK’s Driver Training about courtesy on the road between RVers and semi-trailer drivers. Local Mackay Regional Councillors Fran Mann and Karen May provided members with an overview of the Draft Mackay Region RV Strategy.

“As club chairman, the event provided me with an opportunity to update our central and north Queensland members on various club activities and receive feedback, while at the same time enjoy friendships and hear how their members and branches are going,” Mr Humphrey said.

For more information contact ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey on 0409 605 890.