The Federal Authorities has revealed additional particulars about its $10 million grant program to assist upgrades and new amenities at caravan parks throughout the nation.
Minister for Commerce and Tourism Don Farrell launched purposes for this system right now, which is able to present grants of between $10,000 and $100,000 on a shared funding foundation for capital expenditure tasks at privately-owned caravan parks.
Farrell stated caravan parks performed a important function in offering inexpensive vacation lodging for households and budget-conscious travellers.
“The $10 million grant funding will help caravan park homeowners to improve or create new infrastructure and customer amenities, together with enhancements to accessibility,” Farrell stated.
“It is a great addition for regional tourism and one other essential funding within the customer financial system.
“It’s going to enhance the customer expertise of travellers across the nation.
“Home tourism is recovering strongly and in lots of elements of the nation has already rebounded to pre-pandemic ranges.
“Upgrading caravan parks will additional encourage Australians to hit the highway and expertise the perfect of Australia’s coastal and inland areas.”
Caravan Business Affiliation of Australia chief govt Stuart Lamont stated the focused Federal infrastructure assist bundle recognised the rising and demanding worth of caravanning to Australia’s tourism and customer financial system.
“Caravanning has lengthy been Australian home tourism’s largest customer and financial cohort, an virtually $24 billion financial driver in tourism and native manufacturing exercise,” Lamont stated.
“This well-targeted funding will go immediately into our world-leading caravan park product throughout the nation.
“Delivering extra compelling lodging and vacation stopover experiences in caravan parks we all know will enchantment to Australians from all walks of life in addition to returning worldwide guests.”
Grants can be awarded on a aggressive foundation to eligible park homeowners with plans for infrastructure upgrades that align with this system targets and outcomes. Candidates should present proof their tasks may be accomplished by Might 2024.
The grant funding quantity have to be matched on a dollar-for-dollar foundation for caravan parks with an annual turnover beneath $10 million within the 2021-22 monetary yr.
Caravan parks with income of $10 million or extra in the identical yr might want to contribute $2 for each authorities grant greenback.
Candidates who personal multiple caravan park can apply for a number of grants at totally different websites as much as a complete worth of $300,000.
Functions for grants will open on 21 November and shut on 22 December 2022.
Picture: Perlubie Seaside, Streaky Bay, South Australia (iStock/Mackenzie Sweetnam)