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Brown Hill Progress Association

The Brown Hill Progress Association Inc. is a not for profit volunteer group whose aim is to promote the economic, social and cultural development and progress of the community of Ballarat as a whole and of Brown Hill in particular. [as per our updated Incorporation Rules lodged with CAV in 1969] The Association meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in the rear of the Brown Hill Hall. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

Committee

President: Jason Tinetti
Secretary: Brendan Stevens
Treasurer: Ron Damen

Progress Association Membership

Residents are encouraged to become members of the Progress Association. Annual membership is $2.00. The $2.00 payment and form can be submitted to the committee at a meeting or at the pool kiosk over the summer. Please download and print the Membership Form.

History

The Brown Hill Progress Association (BHPA) was formed as an umbrella association by the existing Brown Hill Public Hall Committee at a public meeting on 14 May 1969. The meeting was chaired by His Worship Cr. M. Brown , Mayor of the City of Ballarat. The Association Aims and Objectives as per the Constitution are:

  • To promote the economic, social and cultural development and progress of Ballarat as a whole and Brown Hill in particular.
  • To raise funds to further these aims.

The BHPA has stuck to these aims diligently ever since its inception, with financial and manpower assistance to community members and other local organisations such as the primary school, kindergarten, swimming pool, church and community groups etc. The jewel in the crown of the BHPA has always been the Brown Hill Public Hall, which has seen several major upgrades over the years (mostly self-funded) and the adjacent Progress Park / Brown Hill Recreation Reserve. The Hall has been the focus for hundreds of social events ranging from bird shows to rock and roll dances over many years.

In 2005, the Ballarat City Council threatened to close the local pool and a public rally was held. The BHPA stepped in and the Pool Committee was formed. This committee continues to run and improve the pool with the assistance of the City of Ballarat.

The latest phase of 'development' in our suburb has come with the assistance of the Brown Hill Partnership, bringing together local schools, the kindergarten, sporting associations, business and dedicated community
members with the BHPA. The establishment of the Community Newsletter has been a great link with the community and over the next year or two we hope to develop a web presence with the Brown Hill Community Online Hub and another major upgrade to the hall to make it more multi-functional.

Contact

Email: bhpa@brownhill.vic.au


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