Monthly Archives: July 2014

July 31st, 2014

Hansard Extract from debate by MLA’s on the Residential Park (Long Stay Tenant) Act 2006 motion to review

On April 13th 2011 Members of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly debated a motion regarding the Residential Park (Long Stay Tenant) Act 2006, with local MLA’s on both side of the House making statements into what they saw as inequities into the application of the Act by Caravan Park operators and how home owners were being prejudiced against.

As we head towards the submission deadline date for the Regulatory Impact Statement discussion paper, 12th September. It is worth the time for Park Operators to scroll through the Hansard record of the discussion in the House, this will provide an insight for Park Operators as to the objective sought by Government from the review of the Act, which will help formulate your response.

Hansard Report from Residential Park Discussion April 2011

July 18th, 2014

Value of your Caravan Park to your community

As part of the ongoing efforts by Industry Associations and led by the national body, Caravan Industry Association of Australia, a calculator that is able to generate the value in money of your own individual Caravan Park to your local community

With the release of the Local Economic Benefit of Caravan Park Calculator, available at This user-friendly calculator demonstrates the positive economic impact of your commercial Caravan Park to your local community. By following the simple steps, you can receive a report which can be downloaded as a PDF. Not only is it easy to use, it’s free. This is an exciting new resource that will allow park owners and operators to create a research-based document, specific to their business.

Understanding the economic contribution of your park may assist with:

  • Generating support and goodwill for your facilities
  • Highlighting the impact of non-commercial camping in your community
  • Demonstrating the positive local economic benefit of your commercial caravan holiday park.

The calculator is based on two independently commissioned research reports conducted by BDO which can be found under the CIAWA Information tab and under the drop down menu heading Research.

If you have any questions in relation to the Local Economic Benefit of Caravan Park – Calculator, please contact Caravan Industry Association of Australia on 07 3262 6566 or CIAWA on 9358 5622.

July 17th, 2014

Let’s Go Caravan & Camping WA Southern Adventures Magazine

CIAWA in partnership with Tourism WA and The Sunday Times, are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new initiative thanks to funding received from the State Governments Royalty for Region’s program.

That is a special 56 page glossy magazine to promote caravan and camping in Western Australia, based on our very successful and high quality Perth Show Magazine this will be full of information on the sector, travel destinations and product. Two editions will be produced that promote the entire state over both editions. The first one to be circulated on October 5th 2014 will be called “Let’s Go Caravan & Camping WA Southern Adventures” and available for all business servicing the caravan and camping sector with a focus on accommodation providers including and south of Geraldton. The second will be in May 2015 for north of Geraldton.

The Sunday Times is handling the production, creation and circulation of the magazine which will be inserted into every Sunday Times around the state on October 5th 2014. The Association will also be heavily promoting the lifestyle and magazine on radio and online with supporting print advertising around the magazine.

For all enquiries and booking into the magazine please contact the Sunday Times directly, the flyer is included at the following link Let’s Go Caravan & Camping SOUTH flyer