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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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  HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL !

Who can believe we are hurtling towards and now past another Australia Day and that Christmas and New Year are now ‘history’? Let me take this opportunity to wish residents and visitors a healthy and happy 2019. Burrum Heads and neighbouring districts have much to offer with many and varied activities to suit everyone.

Activities are offered in our Community Hall ranging from Martial Arts to Indoor Bowls, Monday Craft mornings to Line Dancing, Ukulele playing late Sunday mornings to Bingo. If you are interested in joining in any of the groups there is a contact list on the second last page of each Newsletter. Everybody is welcome.to drop in and you will find the group convenors very happy to include you as a member.

Aust day flagsOur Australia Day celebration was organised under the guiding hands of Val Parish with sub-committee members for Saturday 26th January being assigned tasks. Barbara Rice and the SES team kindly offered to BBQ the sausages and onions, with breakfast served at 6:30am. Richard Thorne raised the Flag at 8am and Cr Rolf Light said a few words. There was also a welcome to country address and some members of BHUGs, the ukulele group, played a selection of nostalgic Australian songs for everyone to have a ‘sing-a-long’ in the Hall, and Anita and Cathy from Village Voices also lent their vocal talent to the morning. The Burrum Heads District Outrigger Canoe Club did a paddle past crowds at the waterfront - to celebrate the Day.

The weekend beginning Easter Friday 19th April, will see the Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing Club hold its annual Fishing Classic and more information will be available on their website. 2019 will be the 28th year of hosting the Classic. Quite an achievement. www.burrumheadsfishing.com.au/afc/

ANZACANZAC DAY is 25th April and preparations are underway and Richard Thorne has kindly offered to steer a sub-committee for the occasion. Any persons interested in assisting should please contact Richard on 0455 044 048 as soon as possible.

On the subject of our tennis courts, a letter is to be written to the F.C.R.C asking if they could resume mowing around the tennis courts near Bowls Club and that they be mowed in such a manner that the grass is blown away from courts not onto the courts. A request for weed killer to be sprayed around the perimeter will also be included. So all of the Ash Bartys and Alex De Minaurs out there should not have any ball deflection due to unwanted debris on the playing surface.

The replacement 7.1Kw air conditioner for the BHPA administrative office and printing room, has been approved by members at the recent General Meeting and if you are reading this Newsletter, that means it has been installed… and BHPA volunteers have again spent two days printing and delivering. This month it has been thanks to Cathy and Damien Meyer and Erica Nicholson and Julia Chew.
BHPA emergency generator has been run and tested with power supply across certain loads. Brad Dyson and Jim Jones (Disaster Management) have it prepped and it is ready for an unexpected emergency.

Later this year, in the cooler months, there will be an Arts and Crafts Expo. There has already been quite some interest expressed at the thought of having an Expo such as this. It will allow those of us who are not so gifted in those areas, to see what some of our very talented members of the community can create. There will be opportunity to ‘display items only’ or to ‘sell’ what has been created.

Finally, a special shout out must go to the members of our local Rural Fire Brigade along with the many other Brigade units that have attended major fires in Burrum Heads recently. Residents and holiday makers were relieved that no persons or property were affected by the fires.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  

             BHAFC Easter Fishing Classic Friday 19th, Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st April

             Arts & Crafts Expo - date TBA