Exciting Times Ahead for Caravan Parks with Infrastructure Grants Announced

Caravan Industry

Caravan Industry Association of Australia thanks the Albanese Government and Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell, on today’s grants announcement of 111 caravan parks from across the country set to receive grants between $10,000 and $100,000.

In what was a highly competitive process, parks will set about delivering new and improved accommodation, facilities, and amenities. Over the next 18 months we will see parks bringing to life exciting, innovative, and environmentally friendly upgrades to their parks. All to benefit and further heighten the customer experience.

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,” Mr Lamont 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.