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Progress associations are local resident associations, owned and run by their members.  The Progress Association is the community’s direct link to all those institutions and organisations at Local, State and Commonwealth levels, which can impact on Burrum Heads’ future.

Any resident within the Burrum Heads area is entitled to and welcome to become a member of the Burrum Heads Progress Association.

The Burrum Heads Progress Association is a voluntary, not-for-profit community group, established in 1975.  The objectives of the Association are to promote and encourage the progress, development, advancement and welfare of the local community and to establish and maintain suitable premises for the convenience of the local community.

We regularly meet with residents on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and run the Burrum Heads Village Christmas Party, plus other events.

Our newsletter, the popular Burrum Heads Progress Association Newsletter, is distributed once a month to businesses in Burrum Heads and district.

Burrum Heads is a great place to come, relax, enjoy the scenery and to take pleasure in the peace, tranquility and beauty of life.

Visitors - enjoy your stay - return home safely.

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ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Annual Fire inspection has been completed and thanks to Doug Waters the Hall is now up to date with the new LED signs showing ‘symbols’ instead of only ‘language’. New exits, maps and assembly points, and new fire procedures are now placed at all the exits. Fire Wardens have been appointed for each community Group using the Hall.

The Triage room has a new air conditioner to be fitted into the window and the preparatory electrical work has been completed and so it is almost at the finishing post.

Richard Thorne has met with Ray from FCRC about Traviston Park new signage and there is a commitment to plant more trees, add additional mulch and install another picnic table. A request to FCRC for more exercise equipment has been raised and BHPA is waiting to receive a response.

Anzac Day is looking like being another great day for Burrum Heads with a lot of community involvement and everyone is hoping the weather will be fine.
The next General Meeting will be on the third Wednesday of June due to the lack of attendance of members and numbers needed to form a quorum. The Management Committee meetings will continue to be held monthly.

The Christian Community Church and the Mens Shed have requested provision for a Sausage Sizzle and a Cake Stall on Election Day. So come and vote - bring along a few dollars and reward yourself with a sizzled sausage or sweet treat, while helping to support our local community.

Many of you would now be aware of the Good Neighbour Award which was presented to a wonderful lady in our community here - Ellen Higgins. Read about her community achievements in the Newsletter.

The Arts and Crafts EXPO has reached capacity and unfortunately, for this year, we are now unable to accept further Registration Forms. There is such a wonderful number of exhibitors with a variety of crafts and it should hopefully be a great morning. There will also be a Lucky Door Prize. So come along and support these gifted crafters, men and women alike on Saturday 29th June, 9am.

The community is invited to an Information evening on Tuesday 12th June at 6pm in the Community Hall. Leisa Donlan will be discussing “Governance and Moving Forward” and this will be an opportunity for all in the community to hear directly from the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

BHPA members are being contacted in the hope that someone will volunteer to update the LED sign near the Hall. There will be training for anyone interested and there is a ‘console’ that goes with the job. If working from home, being in close proximity to the sign is necessary.

Our Vice President, Doug Waters, has been looking into the safety of our community in the event of fire, flood or tsunami, and seeking guidelines/suggestions from Senior Ranger in Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services.
Over the years Burrum Heads has seen threatening bush fires in the National Park, which have closed the only ‘Entry/Exit’ from the town, endangering the lives of residents.
When this has happened it has been possible to leave by 4WD via the western fire trail through the National Park exiting Rosebay Drive and through Raintree Avenue to Burrum Heads / Torbanlea Roads.

Doug is optimistic that the current situation could be improved with discussion between FCRC and QNPW.

Watch this space.

Until next time - Jennie Romero, President BHPA Inc.

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