Challenge

Challenge Report

Introduction

This assignment discusses about the problems and the challenges of the case study that need to address in this study so that on the basis of the problems, the relevant and appropriate solution will be provided in this report (Pickering & Mount, 2010).

Thus, this report will describe the solution of the case study that is recreation vehicles, small communities and conflicts and by addressing the series of points; the solution will be providing on the ABCDEFG OMO system.

Attitude

The positive attitude that is reflect from the recreation vehicles case study is that the RV associations get the chances to explore the new designations in the Australia and help the local community to increase their sales (Wu & Pearce,  2014).

So it indicates that the RV owners associations are showing their passion towards their right to enjoy the free places in Australia. Thus such statements show the positive attitude towards the solution in a way that RVs owners by such facilities get the chances to explore the seas, beaches that they could not able to get in the colder southern states.

Thus, by contacting the RVs and make them understand polices of the local communities then in that case, problems could be solve easily by the council of the Australia.

The stakeholders that are there in this situation are the federal, state and local agencies and commissions, private conservation group, representatives from the industrial sector. The scientific communities, groceries store owner’s means suppliers and the customer represents the RVs that are visit the area for some time that all are also cover as a part of the stakeholders

Beginning

The main problem that is occurring with the case study is that there is a conflict between the RVs owners with the small communities of the caravans. The main reason of the conflicts is that local community of caravans believes that because of RVs, there are various problems get occur like increasing air pollution and lot of waste is also get occur because of RVs.

So in that case, caravan park owners’ wants that the sites should be closed and the council support the park owners since they are ratepayers (Smallwood, et al., 2011).

Thus, these are the situations that create the problems between the RVs and caravan local community. On the other hand, the problem occurring is the increasing waste in the area that affects the local people. The traffic is also become the problem for the local as in the region near Townsville, there is less parking area.

Besides that, there is also problem related to sewage, drainage and roads are occurred which increasing number of recreational vehicle in the place. Thus such provides the adverse impact to the socio-cultural, environmental, economic sustainability.

In case of social culture, it affects the society in terms to share the resources and facilities. The noise of such vehicles get them disturb and these vehicles also block the roads and area for the local people. Thus issues, the society has faced with the recreational vehicles and such problems results in conflicts.

On the other side, it also affects the environment in an adverse manner. As large number of RVs destroy the natural resources of the environment through spreading the air pollution in the local area.

Moreover, RVs also spread the waste product that also create the pollution on the society and it result in increasing the diseases and RVs travellers also consider as a main cause of increasing pollution in the environment.

The RVs also affects the economy of the Australia as people are not widely accept the concept of recreational vehicles as it creates the sense of differential among the society but at the same time recreational vehicle also contribute towards the economic development of the Australia as it provides benefits to the local grocery, souvenirs and petrol to increase their turnover.

This practices support the economic development. Thus, RVs owners have both positive as well as negative impact on the society, economy and environment. So in that case, council should need to take the decision regarding the problem by addressing each issue of the society as well as it is necessary to understand the point of view of the RVs.

Consider Again

There are also different another easy to look at the problem and in this, increasing use of the pollution due to increasing use of caravans, three wheelers and pop up tent trailers is one of the major problem for the Queensland (Maguire, et al., 2011).

It is because the increasing use of these vehicles creating the living issue for the people as well as it is also affecting the life of the park also. There are different vehicles in the Queensland Park and it is also estimated that it will be 30000 in the future that mean it will creates the noise and the air pollution and will make the cause of different diseases in the human.

The Australian people are already affected with different environmental issues. So, in this concern, the increasing use of these types of vehicles will affect their health and their life also.

At the same time, the use of caravans, three wheelers and pop up tent trailers in the park of the Queensland (Australia) is also affecting the greenery of the all parks of the Queensland that is why it is also an issues fir the people to get the fresh air (Harper, & Snowden, 2017). Because of this, it can be interpreted that there are lots of issue due to the use of these vehicles in the park of Queensland.

Definition of stakeholders

The stakeholders in this case are the Australia community, federal, state, local agencies and commissions, private conservation group, representatives from the industrial sector. Besides that, the scientific communities, groceries store owner’s means suppliers and the customers are also part of the stakeholders.

In the views of caravans local community is that the RVs should not be allowed to stay at their local region near Townville because RVs creates lots of damage to their locality in terms to spread the air pollution, not dumping the waste etc. this will become an problem for the society and for the local residential people (Yearley, 2014).

At the same time, community also feel that RVs are provided free camping trip in which they did not pay anything so that in that case, caravans conflicts that the sites should be closed for the RVs .

It also demands the council that they should need to support the park owners since they are ratepayers. Moreover, other parts of the communities are happy with the RVs association and these are groceries, souvenirs and petrol etc as these communities have positive response for the RVs as they get various benefits from them.

Therefore these communities welcome them as RV friendly. On the others side, the caravan park owners are also not passionate as these RVs and backpackers use the caravan park as a free sites or a sources of employment where they offer the goods to the local residential people.

They also leave the sites unclean and tidy that develop the various issues like air pollution that create the diseases and allergy problem among the local people. Another problem that is considered is the increasing traffic issue every year due to allowing the RVs vehicles into the caravans’ areas.

At the same time, RVs association stated that they are friendly to the environmental and they will take their business only on those place which welcoming them in a happier way.

So for the caravans, RVs express their right passion and they also commit that they also provide support the caravan’s park people by giving them the employment (Poulos, et al., 2015). Thus, different stakeholders express their different way towards the situation. On that basis, council should take the decision regarding to this problem so that all the stakeholders will be satisfy.

Explore Assumptions

It is assume that if the caravans’ park community allows the RVs vehicle to join their place then in that case, the local people could get the high demand on facilities and make improvements in the standards of living of the local people.

Besides that, RVs also increase the employment opportunities in the caravan’s area and enhance the income generations. Thus, such practices could provide benefits to the caravans’ local people and allow the caravans to opening up land to welcome younger families as they will generate revenues for councils.

Thus, this is the assumption that can be explored by the caravan’s local community to generate more incomes. At the same time, this assumption also helps the caravan’s local people to redevelopment of the existing facility and they also get the opportunity to promote and advertise their place (Jordehi, et al., 2013).

Likewise, if the RVs visit their place sites and beaches then in that case their place is only get the high recognition in the Australian market and this will assist them to explore their partnership with NGOs and other local government.

Find information

In the research of Jago-on et al., (2009), it is determined that there are different ways that can be used to manage this issue and to successfully solve the problem of the caravan park owners. In this, the one of the best solution is that, there is a need for the government to manage a different location from where the all caravans, three wheelers and pop up tent trailers can be parked easily (Elliot, 2011).

It is because it will help the caravan park owners to successfully manage the business and to keep healthy and Effective Park. Due to the increasing use of these vehicles in the park, the business of these park owners has been affected and they all are facing the issues related to the business and the customer base.

So, develop a new location for all these parks will be helpful for the park manager and the local retailers also to manage these issues and to have a good management of the park.

But at the same time, in the views of Uitto et al., (2011), although the development of new location for all these vehicles will be effective for the park manager and for other community (shops and services) but at the same time it will also affect the cost of the government and the senior owners to north Queensland.

The reason behind this is that RV users are escaping the colder southern states and have spent large amounts of money on their self-contained vehicles in order to target the customers.

As well as, the all customers who has the willingness to spend this time on these locations are familiar that the all these locations are available in the near of park. So, if the government makes a new location then it will affect the business of these people and make the cause of lots of capital (Harper, & Snowden, 2017).

Because of this, it can be determined that the development of new location for managing the issue of caravan park is not an effective way.  In the views of Jago-on et al., (2009), it is illustrated that overcome the use of these types of vehicles is also an effective ways that can also be used by the government to manage this issues.

It is because there are an increasing number of uses of these vehicles and estimates suggest 30,000 such vehicles that are creating the issue for the people to have effective life and for the government also to manage the pollution control also. Because of this concern, it is also stated that overcome the use of these types of vehicles can be the best ways for the park owners and the community (shops and services).

In oppose of this, in the research of Fletcher et al., (2009), it is defined that there are not any rules related to control the use of these types of vehicles in the Australia. So, it is not possible for the Australia government to control, the use of these types of vehicles as well as these all vehicles is used from last so many years.

So, instantly control the use of these vehicles can affect the economy of the country and also can creates the issue for the government. In regard to this, in the research of Ramana (2009), it is also determined that there is a high contribution of these vehicles in the GDP and the growth of the country (Melville, 2010).

So, prevent the use of these vehicles will make the financial loss for the country and will also affect the GDP of the firm as well. Because of this, it can be determined that to prevent the use of these vehicles is not a good solution for the Australian people and the government also.

In the same concern of this, in the research of Ramana (2009), it is stated that expand this business in other town also along with Queensland can also be a good way for the Australian government.

It is because there are also different cities in Australia from where this business can be operated easily and the issue of Queensland park owner can be overcome easily. It is because due to increasing use of vehicles in only Queensland is one of the big environmental issues that also affecting the human health.

So, in order to manage this issue and to increase the GDP of the country, there is also a need of the Australian government to promote this business in other countries also (Caldicott, et al., 2014).

In like manner, there are also some pooper rules and the regulation that should also make by the Australian government for better business managing and to overcome the issues of park manager and the local community.

Get the responsibility right

Community engagement should be essential for taking the right decision because it is the community who has a right to decide whether they will allow the RVs in their sites or not. As they are the only one who faces the problems so it is their responsibility to make the plan and then provide the solution to the council boards of Australia (Koohsari, et al., 2014).

In order to provide the relevant solution of the problem, then in that case SGL who is working as a partnership with the caravan’s park should need to provide the solution and this can be done through including the interview with the stakeholders and need to perform the online survey with the residents of the local people.

On the other side, to solve the problems, there is need to bring the stakeholders together so that they could able to discuss about the issues, challenges that has occur with the RVs entrances into the caravans area. But at the same time, the stakeholders should also discuss about the opportunities that the caravan’s local people get with the RVs entrances (Boström, 2012).

Hence, on that basis, they need to arrive on any solutions in regards to the community and recreational facilities that can be got by the caravan’s local people because of RVs.

So, by efficiently measuring the issues and opportunities regarding the RVs free camping, the stakeholder need to develop the relevant solution so that council can able to proper decision that satisfy both the caravans local community as well as the RVs vehicle community. Thus, such practices will help to take the relevant decision regarding the problems of recreational vehicle with the community.

Options

The discussion, interview and stakeholder involvements are the best options for arriving at the relevant solution regarding the conflicts of recreational vehicles with the community.

Besides that, other options that can be use by the council is that they could be take feedback of the stakeholders in which council gathers the data about the attitude and behaviour of the stakeholders as with this they could able to find the issues and problems that is faced by the caravans local community by the RVs so that they make clear the RVs about the policies and sustainable standards and practices that they need to follow in their free camping (Pickering, 2010).

This could help the caravan’s local people to overcome from the issues related to the air pollution and generating of wastages.

On the other hand, Australia council board could also solve the problems by making the caravans community realise about the opportunities that they can get with the RVs such as employment opportunities, could make improvements in the standards of living of the society (Magis, 2010).

This would help the caravan’s local community to provide the support to the RVs to explore the sites, beaches of the caravans place and it will also promote their place at the global market. Thus, both the above options can be use by the council to take the appropriate decision and able to provide that solution which support the interest area of both the parties (Barham & Weber, 2012).

Maximise Outcome

Form the above discuss options, the best suited options that will be prove beneficial for the council in terms to make the right decision are the feedback, interview methods as with this method, it is easy to determine the issue and problems of the both the parties and on that basis Australia council boards will make decision (Delrue, et al., 2012).

Thus, this method will give the best outcome to the parties and it is also best suited to the stakeholders as the decision or solution will be taken by addressing their viewpoint. So this option will cover the viewpoint of every stakeholder.

Conclusion

From the above discussion, it can be concluded that by using the feedback, interview methods, the Australia council boards could solve the conflicts between the recreational and caravan community area. So this assignment gives the brief understanding about the problems about the conflicts of the RVs and community and on that basis, the solution is given to the council boards.

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