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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Latest SDPPA news

Trees: An ecological essential

Trees: An ecological essential

Reflecting on National Tree Day, the topic of the importance of trees is their role in our environment comes to mind.
Notice of Annual General Meeting – SDPPA

Notice of Annual General Meeting – SDPPA

The AGM of the SDPPA will be held at 7pm on Wednesday 21st September at The Samford Community Hub, as well as online.
Are there wind-resistant trees?

Are there wind-resistant trees?

Many trees were brought down in our district during winds & a resident asked The Village Pump if there are ‘wind-resistant trees’.
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.

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