Whats happening in WA
CMCA Solos Network Rally
The CMCA Solos Network Rally will be held in Leeman WA later this year and you can keep up with what is planned here. New information will be added as it comes to hand.
Any CMCA member is welcome to attend and registration is via the http://solosnetwork.net web page.
WA gets a new CMCA Eco RV Parks Plus
CMCA Eco RV Parks Plus
We are pleased to officially announce that we will be establishing our first RV park in Western Australia. The park will be located in the little town of Boyup Brook, which is approximately 270kms south-east of Perth and 130kms east of Bunbury. This new opportunity came to us as Council indicated that it did not wish to manage the current site; however, negotiation was required before CMCA agreed to manage the site under a new level of parks called CMCA Eco RV Parks Plus. It does have certain aspects pertaining to a caravan park; however, there will be a strong emphasis behind self-containment and maintaining environmental focus. It has been difficult to get into the market in WA, due to restrictive planning laws especially in establishing a “green field” site; however, the Board and Management felt this opportunity was a good way to introduce ourselves to the largest state in the country. We are still establishing a time frame for when we will take over, although early expectation is that this will possibly be some time in August. We will keep members informed. This park will make 13 parks around Australia, with this number expected to increase in the next 12 months. We are still negotiating with Councils in Victoria; however, they seem to have more planning restrictions than any other state and it is a work in progress.
What have we been doing.
During 2021 Vince and I have been very busy with visits to Local Governments talking about Dump Points, Low-Cost Camping, Freedom of Choice and the RV Safe program.
Wagin Woolorama was the first of several displays we put together to showcase the CMCA and its benefits to members. Signing up new members and talking to prospective members and current members is always enjoyable.
We were ably represented at the Caravan and Camping Show by Gary & Cathy as I was only available for one of the four days.
March was a busy month and ended with the State Rally where Vince and I did a “Meet the Board Members” Session.
In May Vince and I attended the WA Tourism Conference in Geraldton and made contact with tour operators and Shire Council members about the benefit of CMCA
The Dowerin Field Day saw us spend two days talking to members, getting new members, and talking to others about the benefits of being a member of CMCA
We attended the WALGA conference in Perth and have had several meetings arranged with some of the delegates from shires wanting more information bout what we do and can provide.
Vince has had discussion with several State Government Ministers about the economic benefit of RV Travellers to WA. CMCA is continuing to work with the WA Government to find solutions to the ever-increasing need of the RV traveller looking for low-cost accommodation options.
If you see an area that needs a dump point or could be an RV Friendly Town or an RV Friendly Destination, please contact us and let us know.