Many members of the Australian Caravan Club were acquainted with George. He was a founding member of the first Victorian branch of the Australian Caravan Club that went on to become the Southern Nomads.
George and Marilyn (Maz) worked tirelessly to promote the Southern Nomads and the Australian Caravan Club. There are many people that are enjoying the Club due to the welcome from George and Marilyn.
George loved fishing and never missed an opportunity to dangle a line and was often successful. He was past President of the Southern Nomads. Anyone who needed a helping hand George was always there to assist. His happy and infectious nature will be remembered by all who knew him.
He loved his family. Proud grandpa to Mitch and Ash. Loving father to Sharon and Paul, father-in-law to Tony and a deeply devoted husband and soul mate to his Maz.
Memorial service on Monday 22nd July at 2:30pm.
Cumulus reflection space
Bunurong Memorial Park,
790 Frankston Dandenong Rd. Dandenong Sth. (Bangholme). Victoria 3175.
No flowers please. Donations to bowel cancer Australia.
National Muster WINNER announced!
Click on the link to see the draw of the Warrnambool National Muster Promotion.
This couple have won their entire muster costs back.
Great thanks to the I AM WARRNAMBOOL group.
Drawn at Flagstaff Hill, Warrnambool by David McMahon (Manager Visitor Economy)
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!
We look forward to seeing Everyone at this years National Muster.
Have you ever encountered a manufacture defect in your caravan that rendered it unsafe to tow. Would you like the opportunity to have your say about the experience to have the defects corrected. If so, then read on
The Australian National University, ANU College of Law is conducting research to identify whether the Australian consumer law and the Australian vehicle standards are ineffective in ensuring that only caravans that are fit for purpose are used on Australian roads.
The project is reviewing relevant law applicable to the design and sale of caravans including the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 (Cth), the Road Vehicle Standards Rules 2019 (Cth) and Vehicle Standards Bulletin VSB1 Building Small Trailers National Code of Practice. Other relevant law will be the Australian Consumer Law (or ACL). The ACL is set out in Schedule 2 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).
Situated just a few kilometres from Portland, Victoria, Henty Bay Beachfront Holiday Park are offering our ACC Members a winter special of stay 3 pay for 2 throughout their accommodation and powered sites from now till the end of August.
Right on the beach and perfect to have a relaxing stay at their pet friendly holiday park plus it is Portland’s peak whale watching season. This offer is also available pre & post for our National Muster at Warrnambool in October exclusive to our ACC members. Henty Bay is generously providing a powered caravan site voucher for the National Muster raffle.
The newly developed recreational vehicle (RV) parking area based at Frew Park on Penola Road is ready for use after months of construction following demolition of the former St John Ambulance building.
Council demolished the former St John Ambulance building in 2016 after it had reached the end of its useful life. The site has now been transformed into a parking area and dump point for long vehicles, trailers, motor homes and caravans to allow easy access to the city centre.
“Council was approached by a number of individuals and organisations seeking RV and caravan parking close to the CBD,” City of Mount Gambier Manager Engineering Design & Contracts Daryl Morgan said.
“A concept plan was developed, and we worked closely with groups such as the Australian Caravan Club to refine the plans for the RV park and dump point.”
The $140,000 project formed part of Council’s 2018/2019 infrastructure budget and included the installation of a grey and black water dump point and connection to sewer, solar lighting, picnic benches, drinking water fountain, bitumen works and landscaping.
The location is an ideal site given its close proximity to the visitor centre and visibility from major roads, but most importantly it’s only a five minute walk to the city centre.
- City of Mount Gambier Manager Engineering Design & Contracts Daryl Morgan
“Frew Park also provides the perfect area for families or pets to have a run around after being cooped up in the car travelling.”
The Australian Caravan Club (ACC) commended Council on the initiative hailing the project as a step towards making Mount Gambier an RV friendly city.
“There are tens of thousands of RV travellers on the road at any one time throughout Australia and it has been well documented that these travellers spend at least $100 per day on average,” ACC Limestone Coasters President Paul Smith said.
“These dollars can only be spent in places that provide suitable parking and facilities.”
There are currently no time limits in place for vehicle parking during the day, however under Council’s by-laws overnight camping is prohibited.
Council has included a number of environmentally sustainable initiatives throughout the project such as solar lighting and park benches constructed from recycled plastic.
City of Mount Gambier Manager Engineering Design & Contracts Daryl Morgan stands beside the dump point installed at the site allowing users to dispose grey and black water from recreational vehicles free of charge.