Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) is opening its first CMCA RV Park at Ingham, North Queensland, and in the process is introducing an innovative new concept of recreational vehicle (RV) accommodation in Australia.
CMCA RV Parks provide low-cost, no-frills accommodation for CMCA members whose vehicles meet the requirements of the CMCA Self Contained Vehicle (SCV) Policy. In response to the growing need for basic accommodation for self-contained vehicles that can generate their own energy needs, CMCA RV Parks provide access to a secure place to park, potable water and dump points to offload black and grey water. CMCA RV Parks are a managed accommodation facility with fully trained volunteer custodians who live on site to oversee the day-to-day activities and to implement park rules.
“CMCA RV parks are providing a viable alternative to the RV accommodation dynamic at a time when baby boomers are entering the RV tourism market in ever increasing numbers.” said CMCA chairman Mr Garry Lee, “We are developing a new style of accommodation to meet the needs of our members who have invested in vehicle technology that makes them the most environmentally friendly self-drive tourists in Australia.”
Mr Lee pointed out that CMCA RV Park - Ingham can accommodate up to 50 vehicles and has the potential to generate more than $1 million in tourism spend for the local community. CMCA has leased the property from the Hinchinbrook Shire Council and has spent more than $60,000 within the local community installing a shelter shed, fencing, a dump point, sealed driveway and the planting of more than 140 trees.
“CMCA aims to establish eighty of these high-quality RV facilities across Australia over the next five years and we are currently engaged with over fifty councils in five states and territories.” said Mr Lee. “We are gaining enormous support from local government as we offer low impact, environmentally friendly tourism facilities, mainly in smaller regional locations, that deliver quadruple bottom line benefits for the community, at absolutely no cost to the Council.”
CMCA RV Parks offer space for CMCA members to park up their vehicles in a relaxed, safe and friendly environment, while the local community can be assured that this innovative tourism facility has little or no environmental impact, leaving nothing behind but tyre tracks.
With over 66,000 members, CMCA is the largest RV Club in the southern hemisphere. Established in 1986, CMCA has a long standing history built on the foundations of adventure, enjoyment, education and fun!
CMCA members have access to numerous benefits, including tailored RV insurance, a monthly magazine, a range of RV accommodation options, social events through 100 local chapters across Australia, a Solos' Network for members travelling alone and a National and Anniversary Rally each year. Members experience camaraderie, community support, positive experiences and the security of travelling Australia, knowing that they are never alone.
CMCA is a not-for-profit organisation that ensures members have accurate government representation, focused on preserving the RV lifestyle and safe travel for all RV enthusiasts
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