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.


Australia Day Celebrations at Burrum Heads

This year’s Australia Day celebration was another great success for Burrum Heads. An estimated 140 residents attended the morning ceremony at the Community Hall. Breakfast of sausage, eggs, bacon and onion was enthusiastically cooked up by excellent  master chefs. Richard Thorne once again undertook the flag raising with his usual dignity. In a moving address Hans Vulker (BHPA Treasurer) described his experiences as a new kid in a decidedly new and different country;  he was  a young lad in a family emigrating from Holland in 1955.


Hans Australia Day

Village Voices gave beautiful voice to our anthem. BHUGs, our Burrum Heads Ukulele Group, provided great entertainment after the ceremony. Donations to defray costs topped out at a lovely $261.05!

Local Member Bruce Saunders at the Community General Meeting.

Bruce Saunders attended the BHPA Community General Meeting at the Hall on 17th February giving an informative update on happenings around the Burrum region:

  • Police: An additional 2 police constables and one additional police car have been assigned to Howard Station. Bruce surprised  many attendees when he stated that attending to domestic violence incidents takes up a whopping 70% of regular police patrol activity, obviously an incredible drag on police resources.  And he emphasised that the DV problem ranges across all demographic and social groups.
  • Howard Complex : Howard Complex will house SES, Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue.  There is a new Red Fire and Rescue Truck destined for Howard, and which is currently being fitted out in Maryborough.This truck will need an auxiliary crew to man it and there will naturally be subsequent training period required possibly up to 8 months or more. The auxiliary crew will comprise local community members - people equipped with pagers - to enable them to respond to emergencies. All of this in its entirety could take up to three years.
  • Burrum Boat Ramp upgrade: Planning is underway to upgrade our beautiful boat ramp to 4 lanes.
  • Roads: Prepare for traffic interruptions. The Burrum/Howard/Torbanlea “ T” intersection will be upgraded shortly; the Eli Waters corner we all love where the Burrum Rd meets Maryborough Rd., will get a $41M upgrade including traffic lights; that terrible part of Burrum Heads Rd. past BDR real estate office to the first boat ramp will be fixed in joint action by Council and TMR.

A Few Other Items to transfix the reader:

shade sails

After 2 years, shade sails have finally been installed over the play area in Barramundi  Drive at “On The Beach”. Thank you to FCRC.

Burrum Monthly Markets: More stall holders are being sought and would be welcome particularly a veggie vendor.

BHPA website online Hall hire difficulties have not been caused at our end. Apparently server software update in Hervey Bay SMPT protocols were changed by the ISP which resulted in bookings originating from “free email accounts”  not being sent on to our Webmaster and Treasurer. Server update completed 8/9th February and testing is still underway.

   ................   Jennie Romero, President, - Bryan Hughes, Vice President

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