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Caravan, camping and land lease living industry achievements recognised

Businesses and individuals acknowledged for outstanding product, service and achievements

After a two-year hiatus, the caravan, camping and land lease living industry has met to celebrate, acknowledge and recognise its success with 14 businesses and individuals awarded for their outstanding product, service and achievements.

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Presented by the industry’s peak bodies, the NSW Caravan and Camping Industry Association (CCIA) and the Land Lease Living Industry Association (LLIA), businesses and individuals have been recognised for exceptional innovation and best practice.

CCIA NSW President, Mark Lindsay

CCIA NSW President, Mark Lindsay said it is an honour to award the hard work and dedication seen throughout the industry, and these businesses and individuals in particular, by recognising their excellence and contribution.”

Award Winners Caravan & Camping Parks and Trade

The highly coveted NSW Holiday Park of the Year awards went to NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort (more than 100 sites) and BIG4 Myall Holiday Resort (less than 100 sites), with Myall River Camp receiving the NSW Holiday Park Innovation Award.

“With its safari tents, cabins and villas along with ensuite sites and surrounded by the natural beauty of Brisbane Water National Park, NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort on the Central Coast is an exceptional example of what our parks have to offer,” Mr Lindsay said.

“These businesses are setting the benchmark for holiday parks in NSW and offer the kind of holiday experience people are looking for while directly working to drive the increase in domestic visitation.”

The longest running Australian-Made Camper Trailer manufacturer in the country, Cub Campers has received the NSW Manufacturer of the Year award. Producing high quality products with great service using Australian steel and canvas, the company has built its campers from the ground up in its factory in North Rocks, NSW, for over 50 years.

Winners include:

NSW Holiday Park of the Year Award (Less than 100 sites) – BIG4 River Myall Holiday Resort, Bulahdelah

NSW Holiday Park of the Year Award (More than 100 sites) – NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort, Umina

NSW Holiday Park Innovation Award – Myall River Camp, Hawks Nest

NSW Manufacturer of the Year – Cub Campers

NSW RV Repairer of the Year – Bold Trailer and Caravan Repair Centre

NSW Trade Dealer/Retailer/Wholesaler of the Year – Jayco Newcastle

NSW Industry Provider of the Year – Integrated Site Design

Employee of the Year – Holiday Parks – Lisa Collier – North Star Holiday Parks

Employee of the Year – Trade – Matt Kennelly – Cub Campers

Young Achievers of the Year – Holiday Parks: (JOINT WINNERS) – Steven Woolridge – Holiday Haven Huskisson & Beau Curtis – Ingenia Holidays at One Mile Beach                      

Award Winners Land Lease Communities

“Our land lease communities provide beautiful lifestyle spaces across the state and the NSW Land Lease Community of the Year Award was shared this year between two exceptional communities in the Port Stephens area,” Mr Lindsay said.

“Latitude One offers residents state-of-the-art community spaces, surrounded by natural bushland with function areas, bowling days, movie experiences and BBQs by the lake while Sunrise Lifestyle Resort residents enjoy a Clubhouse, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pool, bowling green, games room, and even a resident workshop and garden.

“Both showcase the best of Land Lease Living with an incredible community spirit.”

Winners include:

NSW Land Lease Community of the Year Award (JOINT WINNERS) – Sunrise Lifestyle Resort by Hometown & Latitude One by Ingenia Lifestyle

NSW Land Lease Community Engagement Award – Pine Needles Village

Employee of the Year – Land Lease Communities – Ann Blair – Plantations by Ingenia Lifestyle

Young Achiever of the Year – Land Lease Communities – Lauren Toussaint – Hometown Australia            

President’s Award:

Introduced in 2019, this is only the second time the President’s Award has been delivered and recognises the industry’s innovators and builders who have helped to shape the industry over many decades.

This year the award went to Robyn Kingsmill, Phillip & Diane East and Stephen Edwards.

CCIA NSW CEO, Lyndel Gray

CCIA CEO, Lyndel Gray said the industry was making an incredible contribution to the NSW economy and in particular the tourism economy for which caravan and camping holidays now account for over 13 million domestic trips each year.

“The caravan and camping sector generates over $4 billion in economic activity across the state each year, directly employing close to 10,000 people and supporting the creation of a further 50,000 jobs,” she said.

“As our industry bounces back post-covid, these businesses continue to make a positive contribution to our economy and we are pleased to be recognising the great achievements of our industry through these awards.”

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