STOPPING IN: Caravanners Lillian and Chris Cook enjoy the sea air and sunshine at Beachside Caravan Park in Yeppoon.
STOPPING IN: Caravanners Lillian and Chris Cook enjoy the sea air and sunshine at Beachside Caravan Park in Yeppoon. Chris Ison Rokccaravan

Life’s a beach for caravanners

IT'S the ease of being able to pack up and take off wherever, whenever that Chris and Lillian Cook love most about caravanning.

The retired couple from Cooloola Cove near Rainbow Beach said this was their third or fourth time visiting the Capricorn Coast after travelling the Queensland coast for months on end over the past eight years.

"We love the change of scenery, and towns and people you meet," 69-year old Chris said yesterday while parked up at Beachside Caravan Park.

The Cooks were pleased to hear the news that Livingstone Shire Council had been invited to be the first Queensland council to lead a new pilot signage campaign welcoming RVs and caravans to the region.

Community Welcomes Recreational Vehicles campaign, being launched by Caravanning Queensland, will see Livingstone Shire promoted nationwide as a welcome stop and destination that actively encourages all types of recreational vehicles.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said this was a great partnership opportunity to promote the fantastic caravan and camper facilities in the shire.

"Caravanning is a $17 billion-a-year industry and we want to let the rest of Australia know that we have some of the best facilities and spectacular scenery anywhere in the country and Livingstone Shire is open for business," Cr Ludwig said.

"Long-term, council will also be making provisions for additional RV and caravan parking areas in the planning of major infrastructure projects, including the revitalisation of the Yeppoon and Emu Park foreshores."

Caravanning Queensland will also provide council with entry signage.



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