Samford & Districts Progress & Protection Association

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Proud owner & operator of The Village Pump community newspaper

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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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Community Champion: Peter Kearney

Community Champion: Peter Kearney

Peter currently consults via ‘My Food Garden’ where he advises on integrating sustainable urban agriculture into their environments.
Compare the pair

Compare the pair

Arguably, the Samford district’s most frequently encountered brown-and-white butterfly is the Common Crow - similar to the Common Aeroplane.
Division 11 Council Report – Transforming Samford’s streetscape

Division 11 Council Report – Transforming Samford’s streetscape

This month will see the start of a $1.2 million facelift for Main Street Samford which will provide many improvements.
Getting to know us

Getting to know us

As we lead up to the AGM, let’s introduce you to the current Management Committee.

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