The Caravan Industry Association of Australia (CIAA) welcomes the opportunity to work on several initiatives related to Australia’s caravan industry as a new government gets elected.
“The ALP (Australian Labour Party) have always been strong supporters of the caravan industry, and we welcome the opportunity to collaborate with them on issues of importance to the sector. These include improving supply chains and workforce shortages, supporting a resilient and sovereign manufacturing industry, identifying instruments to improve the insurance market, and ensuring domestic tourism is strongly positioned in the visitor economy,” said CIAA CEO Stuart Lamont.
Before the election, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s ALP committed to supporting several initiatives from the CIAA’s federal policy agenda.
It includes a AU$10 million budget to support infrastructure upgrades of caravan parks and further a center of excellence for manufacturing, research and development, consumer inspections, and training.
The agenda also includes providing progress oversight on timely RVSA initiatives, making RV products safer for consumers, and balancing the playing field of industry business, according to a report.
The ALP also supported creating worker attraction strategies to provide workforce solutions for the industry and ensuring the residential land lease sector is well-positioned to support downsizing and housing initiatives.
“We would also take this opportunity to thank the outcoming Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Coalition for their ongoing support to the caravan industry over the past ten years, which included $1 million in funding to support the uptake of defibs in caravan parks; improving cyber security in business; funding education campaigns to improve road safety; supporting the passage of the RVSA, and improving the digital readiness of industry businesses,” Lamont said.
Lamont said the caravanning and camping industry is worth over AU$23 billion annually to the country’s economy. They look forward to “working constructively” with the new Albanese Government to create a safer, more sustainable, and more compliant industry.
This article originally appeared on Camping Trade World.