- Published: 08 September 2017 08 September 2017
Development of wider and stronger promotion of all that the South Burnett Region has to offer RVers, was the main outcome from an RV Industry Workshop at Kingaroy on 5 September 2017.
Around 50 members of the South Burnett business and local community attended the workshop presented by the Australian Caravan Club (ACC) and coordinated by the Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and South Burnett Regional Council at the Reception Room, Kingaroy Town Hall, Glendon Street, Kingaroy in Queensland.
Also in attendance at the workshop were Mayor Cr Keith Campbell and Councillors Kathy Duff, Danita Potter, and Ros Heit from the South Burnett Regional Council, and several members of the ACC including six Club Officials, all of whom participated in the workshop.
“The South Burnett Region is most definitely a great destination for RVers,” said ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey. “It has just so many attractions and our members who attended our Club’s Chairman’s Muster at the Kingaroy Showgrounds in March this year found the local community so welcoming.”
“John Snell from our Club’s Policy Advocacy and Town Support team and his wife Kathy arrived in the South Burnett Region several days prior to the workshop. This enabled John to travel around, specifically engineer the workshop content for the region, and identify areas that could be improved.”
“While John and Kathy found that the region catered well for RVers in terms of friendly and welcoming businesses, and reasonably priced and well situated freedom camps, showgrounds and caravan parks, they identified there was a need to improve both external and internal promotion of tourist attractions and local businesses for the visiting RVer,” Mr Humphrey said.
After the initial welcome and introduction by Brett Irwin, Vice President of the Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce, the workshop commenced with a slide presentation, and concluded with a Question and Answer session and refreshments, where business and local community members interacted one on one with ACC members and South Burnett Councillors.
“Workshop participants were keen on raising the profile of the South Burnett Region attractions and businesses both externally and internally,” said ACC Deputy Chairman Tom Smith who chaired the workshop. “In particular, the need for Information Boards highlighting local attractions and businesses at Freedom Camps within the region was identified.”
“Our Club also recommended the introduction of donation boxes to offset the cost of maintaining Freedom Camps and for brochures and flyers to carry more information,” Mr Smith said.
“The evening was an overall success with both local business owners and community members given an insight to RVers’ experience in our region." said SBRC Mayor Keith Campbell "As with most things, there are always opportunities to improve and expand the experience for RVers and all visitors, and I believe tonight has given everybody here some food for thought on how we can achieve that."
The Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce (KCC) Vice President Brett Irwin said the KCC were happy with the attendance on the night, especially the wide variety of businesses from all over the South Burnett. “The information provided gave small businesses good ideas and pointers on how they can promote and improve their services to the RV community,” said Mr Irwin. “Thanks to the Australian Caravan Club on a professional presentation and club member attendance, certainly worthy of our support.”
The ACC’s 47th branch, the ACC Burnett Bushies, was formed this week. The branch will cater for RVers living in the North and South Burnett regions.
- Published: 07 September 2017 07 September 2017
Our ACC Nomadic Numbats Bridgetown WA Muster held last month saw many members taking the opportunity to visit Nannup’s Garden and Flower Festival. While members attending the Festival on the Friday experienced lots of rain, the wet did nothing to dampen the spirits of our members. During the muster, Brian and Pam, our 2018 Denmark WA National Muster organisers, gave members present an outline of muster ideas.
- Published: 06 September 2017 06 September 2017
ACC members – don’t forget that for every NEW member you sign up to the Club, in addition to a $25 fuel voucher, you receive one entry into the State draw for the State in which you live to win a B.E.S.T. RV Water Filter. Sign up 10 new members and receive 10 entries into the draw! Entries close 1 May 2018.
“A B.E.S.T. RV Water Filter with SilverSafe® sanitises as you fill, so there is no need for any special tank treatments. It provides clean, safe water, wherever the road may take you!”: B.E.S.T. Water Filter principal Colin Hopgood.
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- Published: 05 September 2017 05 September 2017
Wallam Creek Rest Area at Bollon is our Club’s Freedom Camp for the month of September, nominated by our Club Chairman Craig.
Situated on Cemetery Road at Bollon in Queensland, the camp has plenty of space and can cater for big rigs, water, barbeques, flushing toilets and easy access to hot showers a short walk away in the main street of town.
While stopping over, you can grab a great meal at the pub, visit the heritage centre in town, and don’t forget to leave a donation in the donation box.
- Published: 04 September 2017 04 September 2017
Australian Caravan Club (ACC) Chairman Craig Humphrey has announced the establishment of the ACC Burnett Bushies, the latest branch of the Club formed by local members in the Burnett Region.
The ACC Burnett Bushies branch will cater for RVers living in the Kingaroy, Nanango, Blackbutt, Wondai and Murgon regions in the south, and Gayndah, Mundubbera and Monto regions in the North.
“I’d like to congratulate the branches’ inaugural members and I know the branch will grow from strength to strength. It will be a great advocate for our Club in the Burnett Region,” said Mr Humphrey. “The establishment of the ACC Burnett Bushies brings the total number of ACC branches to 47.”
“RVers around the country are finding that the ACC is offering its members a huge range of advantages including not only great musters and tagalongs with social and sightseeing activities, but also a number of other services such as free Farm Stays, maintenance advice and technical tips, and over 600 businesses offering member benefits.”
“Our members share their RVing experiences with like-minded people at musters, in our website members’ forum and on our Facebook page. We have an active team who advocate on issues affecting RVers to all levels of government and the RV manufacturing industry.”
“The bigger our Club becomes, the higher the impact that we have when making representations. I encourage RVers to consider joining our Club to enable the impact that we have to be even greater than it currently is.”
“The ACC is one of the largest RV Clubs in Australia. Our Australia-wide membership is currently around 4,500 and growing. We are the Club for all RVers. We welcome owners of caravans, pop tops, motorhomes, campervans, slide-on campers, camper-trailers, and 5th wheelers without discrimination.”
- Published: 28 August 2017 28 August 2017
If you are planning a trip to or from Tasmania, Spirit of Tasmania has a special ‘Seize the day’ offer for ACC members with sail by day passenger fares from $79 for an adult passenger fare per person each way.
The offer is available for selected day sailings from Melbourne to Devonport from 19 October until 15 December 2017, and from Devonport to Melbourne from 16 September until 18 December 2017.
The offer will expire on 9 September 2017. Conditions apply.
ACC members wishing to take advantage of this offer must log into our website at www.australiancaravanclub.com.au to obtain the special ACC Spirit of Tasmania website link. You will find it in the Special Offer section of the member benefits – non accommodation listing.
- Published: 27 August 2017 27 August 2017
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