The Caravan RV and Accommodation Industry of Australia (CRVA) and Recreational VehicleManufacturers Australia (RVMA) Working Party for the establishment of a single national entityrepresenting the Australian caravan and camping industry by July next year met for the first time inSydney on Wednesday, November 11. The meeting agenda was to develop terms of reference and aproject plan. David Duncan, Chris Goddard and Ben Binns from RVM Australia and Stuart Lamont,Steve Bartlett and Mark Lindsay from CRVA made up the Working Party. Duplication of roles byindustry bodies at a national level is a key issue.
The group says the formation of a single national entity by July 1 is ambitious, but achievable.The project plan, developed in conjunction with an independent facilitator, addresses timeframessurrounding the development of governance, membership, and organisational structures, as well as therole of and the rationale behind, the new entity.
The Working Party will meet again in january 2014 to report on its progress.
There are many advantages in the development of a single national body, not least of which is strongadvocacy to Government, with one united voice on industry issues.