It has long been recognised that caravanners, and indeed all RV owners, inject a huge economic boost into the towns and regions they visit whilst travelling this great country of ours. To validate this, the CCQ has been collecting spending data, Locality Expenditure Data, from the CCQ affiliated caravan clubs since 2011. In 2014 the CCQ developed a database programme to record and track these expenditures.
The National Association of Caravan clubs (NACC) now recognises the value of this data and has implemented a similar national database programme to record and track expenditures of all NACC affiliated caravan clubs throughout Australia.
Locality Expenditure data is only collected where the expenditures are associated with the regular club rallies and is recorded in five categories for each Locality where the expenditures are made.
Through the CCQ Locality Expenditure Data project it can be shown that a club can inject an amount of up to $10,000 into a community when members attend a club caravan rally. Amounts of over $170,000 have been injected into a Queensland community when the affiliated clubs attend an annual State Caravan Rally.
These expenditures boost the local and national economy by injecting money into it. This money pays rents and wages of staff, who in turn spend their wages in the local community. The rent and rates paid by landlords go to the local councils and again towards the infrastructure we all enjoy. This flow-on or ripple effect is in the order of seven (7) time the amount of money spent in the region.
The graph below shows the up-to-date Locality Expenditures, from since 2011, for the CCQ affiliated Caravan Clubs.