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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

Hi all, we are coming up to the end of November and it has been a busy month for the Association Committee.

  • Remembrance Day was held at the Hall on the 11th November with a healthy crowd attending. 
  • Planning is well under way for the Village Xmas Party to be held at the Hall on Saturday 7th December from 3pm to 6pm.
  • Xmas Carols by Candlelight is being held on the 19th December at the Community Church commencing at 7pm.  Bring a rug, or a folding chair.   Safety candles on sale $2 each Sausage sizzle $2. Tea, coffee and cordial will be available. 
  • Some Committee members have been attending FCRC funded governance training for not for profit organisations.
  • The community petition for a swimming pool at Burrum Heads has been submitted to Council. Hopefully we will see some action on this. 

During the fires, the Progress Association was contacted by residents regarding news on evacuation. Please be advised that any notification for evacuation will come from the Police via the news media. The Progress Association’s only role in the event of a disaster is to provide assistance to the community through its facilities at the Community Hall.

 

Pontoon present unwrapped for Christmas

 Fraser Coast boaties have received an early Christmas present with works complete on a new pontoon near the Ross Street boat ramp at Burrum Heads.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the new walkway would benefit larger vessels.

“The existing floating walkway at the Lions Park boat ramp didn’t cater for these vessels,” Mr Bailey said.

“With this new infrastructure, large recreational and commercial boats up to 30 metres can anchor in Burrum River to land and collect stores, water and passengers.

“The pontoon was also specifically designed to enable dinghies to be left when going ashore and it is suitable for passenger set-down and pick-up.”

Mr Bailey said the pontoon was an asset to the Burrum Heads community and a boost to tourism.

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“The new facilities are a great place for fishing and dive charter boats to collect passengers,” he said.

“Larger vessels and commercial operators with a permit from Fraser Coast Regional Council can also access the outer face of the pontoon.”

Mr Bailey said the community could fish from the pontoon, however, boats had right of way on these facilities.

For more information, call 1300 728 390.

For commercial operator permits, contact Fraser Coast Regional Council on 1300 794 929.

ENDS………………..  Media Release Bruce Saunders MP 19/12/2019

 

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