The VicParks conference at Lorne launched a Community Welcomes Recreational Vehicles program free to participating Local Government Authorities.
Easily accessible parking within walking distance of facilities is the requirement for a participating Local Government Area to be part of the program.
When a Local Government Authority joins VicParks will provide a hi-resolution jpeg file to provide the signage which points to the accessible parking.
In turn the parking area signage links to the local Visitor Information Centre and advice which includes the location of local caravan parks and camping grounds. A map in the easily accessible parking area is another alternative.
The Community Welcomes Recreational Vehicles program includes the participating Local Government Authority and its community in all marketing activities of the program. This means State and National benefits as all State associations are linked to the program.
Many Local Government Authorities operate their own caravan park. The Community Welcomes Recreational Vehicles program aims to attract self-drive travellers and increase visitor numbers for caravan parks, attractions and businesses.
Any Local Government Authority operated caravan park can be a member of VicParks.
Membership includes profile on the www.vicparks.com.au website and listing in the annual Victoria Caravan, Cabin and Camping Guide.