Campers bring a town to Rocky

YOU may have noticed a small community growing inside of Rockhampton this week.

The Rockhampton Showgrounds will be the temporary home for more than 900 motorhomes and campervans for the 24th National Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia Rally.

A first for Rockhampton, the city has welcomed travellers of all ages from across the country to experience Central Queensland during their stay from September 28 to October 4.

Rally manager Brian Mahon and his team of more than 260 volunteers are excited to be in Rockhampton.

“There has been a lot of work involved during the past 12 to 18 months to get to where we are today,” he said.

“When we looked at Rockhampton all those months ago as a potential place to hold our annual meet, we were pleased with the facilities and room available.

“We are currently speaking to Rockhampton Regional Council about making Rockhampton an RV friendly town, so that we may return in the near future.”

Mr Mahon said many of the rally members looked forward to exploring the Rockhampton region during their stay.

Mr Mahon said the CMCA will hold a public open day this Saturday from 9am to 3pm. This is the only opportunity for the general public to attend. He said it was a great opportunity for the local community to find out about the club and meet the people who are a part of it.

Application forms to join the CMCA would be available on the day.

Richard Barwick, CMCA's general manager, said: “The CMCA is just like a mobile community where members can travel whenever they like.

“Up to 12% of our members are on the road in their holiday home all the time.

“It's an exciting group to be a part of and our membership is growing at a phenomenal pace, even through this economic slow down period.”

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