Meetings

The Association meets on the second Wednesday of every month except for January.  Meetings commence at 7.00 pm and are held at The Old Catholic Church on the corner of Samford Road and Camp Mountain Road.  All members of our community are welcome to attend.

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The activities of the SDPPA vary over time but are always community-focused.  We are fortunate to be able to support our volunteer community organisations via our biannual grant funding process.  We provide successful applicants with funds for volunteer projects which provide genuine community benefit and meet objectives under our Constitution and By-laws.

The SDPPA’s funds have been accumulated through hard work, innovative thinking and prudent management by the many dedicated volunteers who have managed the Association over the years.  Most significantly, since 1977, funds have been generated by the Association’s community newspaper, The Village Pump.

Regular and Ongoing Community Events and Activities

  • Management of a community volunteer project, Samford Eco Corridor, at Samford Parklands.  This long-­term project, which celebrated its fourth anniversary in August 2016, involves clearing the area of invasive weeds, replanting with indigenous species and creating a natural corridor that enhances the ecosystem, protects the river and provides a natural area for the benefit of people as well as wildlife.  What has been achieved by this group of volunteers so far is truly remarkable.  More volunteers are always welcome and are needed for a regular working party.  For more information, please contact samfordecocorridor@gmail.com or visit the Eco Corridor Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/EcoCorridor/

  • Publication and distribution of The Village Pump community newspaper each fortnight;

  • Working with state and local government representatives towards a safer, more pedestrian-friendly, liveable and enjoyable Samford Village precinct;

  • Close participation as a community stakeholder in the process of exploring options for Stage 2 of the Ferny Grove to Samford Cycle Link.  In 2014 a local family was notified that their home of 16 years was to be compulsorily resumed for this project.  In total, five families’ properties were to be impacted under what the Department of Transport and Main Roads called “the old rail corridor option”.  The matter was satisfactorily resolved in December 2016 and the “old rail corridor option” is no longer an option for this project;

  • The annual Christmas in the Village event in John Scott Park.

Amongst other projects over the years, the SDPPA has been instrumental in assisting in the establishment of Samford Museum and was involved in successfully opposing an application for the construction of a major supermarket in the heart of Samford Village.  One of our most valuable community contributions, however, remains the provision of financial assistance to our community’s many volunteer organisations, such as Samford Support Network, Samford Bowls Club, The Samford Area Men’s Shed, Samford Leo Club and Samford CWA, to mention but a few.