• Dave Layzell MP

CARAVAN SHARE COMPANY SETS UP CAMP IN THE UPPER HUNTER

A caravan and motorhome sharing platform is establishing a customer service base in Muswellbrook to meet the growing demand in the shared automotive leisure industry, thanks to the NSW Government’s Regional Job Creation Fund.


Member for Upper Hunter, Dave Layzell MP said a $100,000 grant will help Camplify establish a customer service base in Australia for its domestic and international operations, creating up to 10 sustainable jobs in the Upper Hunter.


Mr Layzell said Camplify provides a digital platform to connect campervan, caravan and motorhome owners, who are not currently using them, to those wishing to rent vehicles for short term holidays.


“Camplify have opted to establish this Australian hub to meet the immediate needs of customers travelling around the country, including regional NSW, as opposed to using its existing customer service centre, based in the Philippines,” Mr Layzell said.


“This new customer service hub will provide up to 10 job opportunities right here in the Hunter, employing locals with unrivalled local knowledge and advice, whilst also servicing the company’s operations right across Australia.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the $130 million Regional Job Creation Fund aims to create more than 6,500 new direct jobs in regional NSW by providing incentives to expand and keep operations in regional areas.


“Regional NSW is the engine room of the state and helping companies like Camplify expand its operations stimulates local and regional economies, boosts livelihoods and creates local employment opportunities,” Mr Toole said.


“Providing businesses with the opportunity to fast track their growth plans and expand their operations means they can increase their production, attract more investment and create new jobs today, which is great news for the local economy.


“Setting businesses up for success helps the local community grow and new jobs mean more people earning a wage and spending their pay packets in local stores, cafés, restaurants and on local goods and services.”


The Regional Job Creation Fund supports eligible businesses with grants to purchase new equipment, expand facilities, acquire technology, create new production lines or establish businesses in regional NSW.


Round one of the Regional Job Creation Fund has now closed. A second round will open in early next year.


For more information, go to: investregionalnsw.com/RJCFund