THE Caravan Industry Association of Australia (CIAA) has put forward a pre-budget submission, with a platform designed to futureproof the caravan & camping industry, improve safety outcomes, and “supercharge” the country’s tourism.
The CIAA’s key recommendations call for funding and activity from Tourism Australia, and a continuing role in the domestic market for the industry, as part of TA’s annual funding & partnerships in operational planning, costed by the CIAA at $50 million over four years.
CIAA is seeking $10 million for round two of the Caravan Parks Grant Program, and $1.5 million each for a future fuel transition to ready the industry for a “net zero” future, and for a national education program to improve the sector’s road safeness.
The Association has also called for $500,000 for engagement & marketing, as well as affordable & accessible insurance for members of the industry.
The submission said a successful and safe caravan and camping industry is good for Australia.
“Our industry continues to earn the right through our performance for greater recognition, strategic partnerships and ongoing collaboration, including shared data and insights and the enormous economic contribution we now make – not just through the $27.1 billion in annual economic value it delivers, but also in social and cultural impact,” it said.