Geelong Waterfront. Photo: Flickr Tim Moreillon

RV’s welcome in City of Geelong

The City of Greater Geelong has become the first council to join the Victorian Caravan Parks Association’s new ‘Community Welcomes Recreational Vehicles’ program, a new initiative intended to raise awareness of towns, destinations and regions supporting RVs.

Elizabeth White, CEO ofVictorian Caravan Parks Association (VicParks), says the RV market is booming in Australia and the new program will local councils to take advantage of the segment’s growth.

“With over 2300 camp sites available in the City of Greater Geelong, this is the perfect place to launch this program and we are delighted to have the council as our Launch Partner,” says Ms White.

Designed to provide a consistent welcoming message to RV travellers across the country, the program includes a template sign for councils to display on the entrance to town, which will clearly indicate that the area provides appropriate RV facilities.

the program includes a template sign for councils to display on the entrance to town, indicating to RV travellers that the area provides appropriate RV facilities.

Roger Grant, Executive Director of Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine, has embraced the program with open arms.

“Greater Geelong is very well placed to embrace this wonderful new initiative,” Grant says.

“Our region attracts over 5 Million visitors annually and we are well supported with numerous holiday parks of outstanding quality”.

VicParks are in talks with a number of local councils, with more members to be announced in coming months.

Photo: Flickr/Tim Moreillon