The following information is provided to ensure camper safety and conformity with current legislation and park rules.
The prevailing legislation.
The legislation governing caravans and camping is the Local Government (Manufactured Home Estates, Caravan Parks, Camping Grounds and Moveable Dwellings) Regulation 2005.
The legal requirements:
Regulation 2005 – Clause 91 (1) (b) A moveable dwelling must not be installed closer than 2.5 metres from any other moveable dwelling.
Regulation 2005 – Clause 121 (1) No more than 12 persons may be allowed to stay overnight at a dwelling site or camp site at any one time.
Regulation 2005 – Clause 162 (1) A tent or caravan (including any associated structure or annexe) must not be installed on a single dwelling site if the floor area of the tent or caravan (including any associated structure or annexe) is more than two-thirds of the area of the site.
Definitions of above terms:
Local Government Act 1993 Dictionary Moveable Dwelling means:
(a) any tent, or any caravan or other van or other portable device (whether on wheels or not), used for human habitation.
Local Government Act 1993 Dictionary Associated Structure means:
(a) a carport, garage, shed, pergola, verandah or other structure designed to enhance the amenity of a moveable dwelling and attached to or integrated with, or located on the same site as, the dwelling concerned.
(b) a separating wall between 2 moveable dwellings
1. Tents and caravans are moveable dwellings. 2. Tarpaulins are associated structures. 3. Every tent, caravan, camper trailer, etc must be at least 2.5 metres from other tents,
caravans, etc located on both the same site and adjacent sites. 4. Tarpaulin(s) that cover more than 2/3rds of the site area are prohibited.
Additionally, the Tweed Holiday Parks Park Rules relating to electricity connection requires:-
1. Electricity connection to a moveable dwelling must only be by a single 15 amp lead, not less than 10 metres in length and which has 15 amp connections fitted. Any lead longer than 10 metres must comply with Table 5.1 Maximum lengths of supply leads, of AS/NZS 3001:2008.