Subcommittees are formed by specific members, to undertake projects or coordinate specific issues which are voted on by the membership. The following subcommittees are an example of current activities, coordinated by volunteer SDPPA members.
Samford Eco-Corridor is a community-based project working to re-establish local plant species in the Samford Parklands and to create a beautiful natural area for the benefit of people as well as wildlife. Bushcare activities are held regularly to maintain the extensive habitat. Volunteers always welcome.
Edible Garden Trail
Samford Edible Garden Trail is a community initiative that started in early 2020. Created by a handful of volunteers who are local to Samford and surrounds, the Trail is not only an annual open day event, but also takes us on a fortnightly journey in The Village Pump through some of the community’s most amazing edible gardens. Each of the volunteers share a love of eating food they have grown themselves and they have a passion for sharing this knowledge with others.
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The Sustainability Sub-Committee works with the membership and other local groups like Samford Eco-Corridor, Samford Landcare, Pine Rivers Catchment Association and Kumbartcho Native Nursery, to identify areas of concern, and preserve and restore the natural habitat.
Samford Community Hub (SCHUB)
The Samford Community Hub has been the long awaited community centre for Samford. A place for everyone – small or large groups and everything in between – a range of rooms are available for hire. The SCHUB is a great local space for events with ample parking on site. The resident groups at the SCHUB include: Meals on Wheels, Samford Support Network, RSL Community Services, JP’s in the Community and The Carers Foundation.
Christmas on Main Street
Each year, the SDPPA hosts a community Christmas event on the first Saturday in December. Traditionally, this has been held in John Scott Park, but it has recently morphed into a whole of Main Street event. The SDPPA works with the Samford Chamber of Commerce, local community groups and businesses to light up the street and provide entertainment and activities for the whole family. Keep up to date through The Village Pump.