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July 1, 2014 target for for caravanning industry single national body

December 12, 2013
July 1, 2014 target for for caravanning industry single national body

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.

On December 10 RVM Australia CEO David Duncan said RVM Australia has reinforced itsmembers compliance capability by arranging low-cost access to Australian Standards.

It has negotiated to provide members with read-only access to all the relevant Standards for much lessthan the cost of buying the documents outright.

RVM Australia CEO David Duncan said the move was part of the associations commitment to helpingmembers comply fully with all applicable rules and regulations.

Our members can now consult the relevant Standards at a cost that makes sense for a small tomedium business, without the major expense of buying the documents outright, he said.

This covers all 30-plus Standards applicable to RV manufacturing, including the new AS/NZS 5601Gas Installation Set: 2013 plus the latest updates and amendments.

In addition, we are developing online member access to relevant Australian Design Rules (ADRs),Vehicle Standards Bulletins (VSBs) and all other required regulatory documents, he said.

David Duncan RVM Australias CEO
David Duncan RVM Australias CEO