Samford & Districts Progress & Protection Association

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Proud owner & operator of The Village Pump community newspaper



Advocating for residents


Promoting sustainable progress


Preserving ecological habitats

Serving, preserving & protecting the interests of the local community since 1970

The SDPPA works on behalf of the residents of Samford and surrounding districts to promote and protect the interests of the community.

We advocate on behalf of the community to local, state and federal representatives and take pride in the relationships built over many years which have enabled great progress.

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Latest SDPPA news

Tribute to local resident, Marj Fathers

Tribute to local resident, Marj Fathers

Many in our Samford Valley and beyond are mourning the passing of community champion Marj Fathers of Camp Mountain.
Foot & Mouth Disease warning

Foot & Mouth Disease warning

For over 130 years, Australia has been free of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease. The disease is now on our doorstep.
Citizen science project update

Citizen science project update

Eco-Corridor birdwatchers visited QUT SERF to test a new app as part of our pilot citizen science project with TERN.
Behind the Business: Café Lagarto

Behind the Business: Café Lagarto

At the Lifestyle Centre Samford, we speak to Café Lagarto's owner, Natalie Ross about her & her business.

The Village Pump

The SDPPA owns and operates The Village Pump community newspaper – the ‘voice’ of the local community. This free community newspaper is proudly produced and printed locally each fortnight, showcasing local activities, events, community views, achievements, news and local business advertisers.

"Call after call, the vast majority comes from The Village Pump ad. Far better than any other advertising I’ve ever done, including the money I spent on my website."

Brett, long term Trade & Business Directory advertiser

"I have always loved every edition of The Village Pump and religiously read all the articles. Thank you for letting us be a part of it!"

Local resident

"We love the local coverage we are able to give our properties from our Pump ads and find it very successful in marketing our properties."

Sally Klein, GM at Craig Doyle Real Estate

"We've been advertising with The Village Pump from the commencement of our business in 2008. We track where our enquiries are coming from, and the ratio of leads to money spent on advertising with The Village Pump far exceeds any other form of advertising that we have tried and is therefore strongly recommended."

Craig Bauer, North Brisbane Trees