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About Moore Park Beach
MOORE PARK BEACH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Located 25 kilometres north east of Bundaberg, Moore Park Beach is a seaside township with nearly 20 kilometres of unspoilt golden beaches to enjoy. With a 4WD access point located at Lassig Street to traverse the beach, coupled with the opportunity to see turtles, dolphins and other wildlife, Moore Park Beach provides a unique opportunity for visitors to engage with nature in a relaxed environment.
Named after farmer and landowner Isaac Moore, the town was first gazetted by the Queensland Government in 1999 as Moore Park. After a review initiated by the Community Association, the district was formally renamed Moore Park Beach in mid-2005.
With a range of local businesses including a mini mart and service station, eateries, sporting clubs, motel, caravan holiday park, bed and breakfasts and other facilities, the town provides residents and visitors alike with an unique opportunity to relax and unwind. December 2011 saw the opening of a new shopping centre with a Supa IGA, bakery, hardware store and speciality stores servicing the community.
Department of Environment and Resource Management (QLD) - http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/property/placenames/details.php?id=44749
University of Queensland demographic information - http://queenslandplaces.com.au/moore-park-beach
Bundaberg Regional Council - www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au
About the Moore Park Beach Community Association
The 2015 AGM was held recently (August), and all current officebearers were re-elected without opposition. This strong committee has been hardworking and proactive in achieving some great outcomes for Moore Park Beach, and their efforts are greatly appreciated by the local community. Below is a list of some of the achievements and activities carried out in 2014/15 since the August 2014 AGM.
1. Community Hall
• Fixed curtains to comply with health and safety standards
• Re-arranged Hall equipment to comply with health and safety standards
• Made stove safe by installing a safety switch
• Got a new volunteer to clean the Hall
• Supported the Children's Playgroup to have a new outside play area built
• 90 chairs donated by the Bowls Club
• Storeroom doors were replaced after attempted break-in
• Rear sliding doors were fixed
• Got Council to
• maintain the grounds to relieve volunteers
• install CCTV after several attempted break-ins, vandalism
• Negotiated a new Management Agreement for the Hall with Council
• PA System and 2 Microphones
• Stove and Oven
• Fitout for Contact Centre
3. Public Relations
• Made Annie and George Shuter Lifetime Members and add their plaque to the board
• Designed and produced corporate T-shirts
• Revamped the website thanks to Barry McQueen and Jennifer Carter
• Opened the Community Contact Centre “the hub” at the Shopping Centre
4. Donations to
• Moore Park Beach Pharmacy
• Rachel Braddon
• Moore Park Beach Festival of Arts
• Memorial Opening
• Christmas Carols
• Christmas Lights Competition
• Australia Day
• Anzac Day
• Festival of Arts (Waffle making)
• Teddy Bears Picnic
6. Community Issues
• Foreshore was beautified by the Green Army
• Applied for grant for Foreshore beautification
• Met with then Premier Campbell Newman on drainage issue
• Solved “Sand Mining” issue
• New sail shade installed over playground near beach
• New pathway from Olaf Street to Murdochs Road
• Water pressure for various areas was checked by Council
• Stephen Bennett pledged continuous support with drainage issue
• Lagoon Drive to main road entry fixed
Established to provide a single voice of the community on topical issues, the Moore Park Beach Community Association strives to advocate for the community of Moore Park Beach and District to external stakeholders (political representatives, etc.) to achieve improved outcomes relating to lifestyle, environment and general amenity.
The Community Association meets on a regular basis (see the Calendar for dates, times and locations) to provide a forum for residents to discuss issues of concern and for guest speakers to provide discussions of interest to the community. The Association also hosts adhoc forums relating to specific events (e.g. elections) and proposals, allowing residents and visitors to participate and become more informed about current issues.
The Community Association is governed by a Management Committee which is elected annually at it's August meeting.
The Community Association publishes a bi-monthly magazine titled Shorelines. This publication provides useful and interesting material for residents and visitors alike. The May/June 2010 edition of Shorelines was the 100th issue published. A printing plate from that issue is on display at the Community Centre as a memento of the occasion.
The Community Association manages the Moore Park Beach Community Centre for the Bundaberg Regional Council, hiring out the faciliity for weddings, social events and other activities. For more information or to organise a booking, please contact the Association's Hall Co-ordinator, Sylvia, by phone on 4189 3320 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The postal address of the Moore Park Beach Community Association is:
8 CROWN COURT,
MOORE PARK BEACH, QLD 4670
Get Involved - Make a difference!
Get involved. Participate. Interact. All key elements of a successful and vibrant community.
There are many ways of being involved in the vibrant community life of Moore Park Beach:
- Join the Community Association: At only $5 a year, it's a bargain! Membership allows individuals to fully participate in Community Association meetings, serve on the Executive Committee, and gives other member benefits.
- Attend Community Association Metings: Meetings are held every 3rd month; the meetings provide an opportunity for the community to quiz local elected representatives and to be informed about topical issues in and around Moore Park Beach. The Executive Committee provides a report on what is happening locally, as well as allowing guest speakers to inform the community about other issues.
- Volunteer: From time to time, the Association organises or hosts various events, usually in cooperation with other organisations. Volunteering to assist with various tasks eases the load for others and enables these events to be more successful. Contact the committee to ascertain how best you can help.
The Moore Park Beach Community Association is actively monitoring and involved with issues that affect and impact the local community.
Current advocacy work includes:
- Foreshore regeneration project: Local action group, supported by the Community Association, dedicated to maintaining and improving the Moore Park Beach foreshore. Stage One involves regenerating and enhancing the foreshore between Claude Dooley Park and the Lassig Street Boat ramp.
Previous advocacy work has included:
- Drainage (2010-2014): Joint effort between the Community Association, local farmers, and residents in resolving historical issues associated with poor planning of the drainage network and the tidal bund at Moore Park Creek.
The Community Association also conducts surveys to gauge the community's perspective on particular issues.
There are no surveys currently being conducted.
Previous surveys include:
- Public Transport Survey: Determined the level of satisfaction with current bus services throughout Moore Park Beach and how public transport could better meet the community's needs.
- 2013 Community Survey: Determined the level of satisfaction with particular issues and gathered feedback on issues that the community regarded as important or required further action.
- 2013 Medical Survey: Determined the level of support for a general practice medical service for Moore Park Beach.
Shorelines is the official publication of the Moore Park Beach Community Association, reaching over 3,000 households in Moore Park Beach, Welcome Creek, Gooburrum, Kingston Park and Bundaberg North. In addition, Shorelines is placed in various public spaces (Bundaberg Library, Bundaberg Tourism offices) promoting Moore Park Beach and District.
Advertising is available for businesses and other groups wishing to promote their business to a local and regional audience. Advertising rates can be obtained by contacting the Community Association's editor by email at email@example.com
Locals and businesses wishing to provide copy (whether commentary or advertising inserts) for inclusion can provide the content (in Word or Rich Text Format only) to the Community Association's Editor. The Community Association reserves the right to edit or decline to publish content wholly at its discretion.
Moore Park Beach Community Centre
Located in the heart of Moore Park Beach, the Moore Park Beach Community Centre is available for hire for a range of events and activities.
The Moore Park Beach Community Centre caters for a maximum of 160 people, has tables and chairs, stage, meeting room, overhead projector screen, dressing room, baby change room, air conditioning, toilets, kitchen, drinks and food fridges, gas stove, barbecue facility, public address system and microphones.
For more information or to organise a booking, please contact the Association's Hall Co-ordinator, Sylvia, by phone on 4189 3320 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Transport in Moore Park Beach
Stewart and Sons Coaches provide scheduled bus services to Moore Park Beach Monday to Saturday (excluding public holidays), allowing residents and visitors alike to visit Bundaberg and District without using private vehicles. The service operates under the Queensland Department of Transport’s qconnect program with integrated ticketing and a regional approach to timetabling and infrastructure.
There are currently two services daily that operate between Bundaberg and Moore Park Beach.
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
Location AM Service PM Service
Bundaberg CBD (Woongarra Street near IGA) 7:35 2:00
Bundaberg North (Botanical Gardens) 7:45 2:10
Moore Park Mini Mart (Murdochs Road & Moore Park Rd) 7:55 2:20
Kingfisher Crescent (Cnr Sylvan Drive) 8:05 2:30
Moore Park Kiosk (Moore Park Road & ANZAC Ave) 8:10 2:35
Bundaberg CBD (Woongarra Street near Target) 8:40 3:05
Saturday (excluding public holidays)
Location AM Service AM Service
Bundaberg CBD (Woongarra Street near IGA) 7:35 11:05
Bundaberg North (Botanical Gardens) 7:45 11:15
Moore Park Mini Mart (Murodchs Road & Moore Park Rd) 7:55 11:25
Kingfisher Crescent (Cnr Sylvan Drive) 8:05 11:25
Moore Park Kiosk (Moore Park Road & ANZAC Parade) 8:10 11:35
Bundaberg CBD (Woongarra Street near Target) 8:40 11:55
- There are no services on Sundays or gazetted public holidays.
- All services from Moore Park Beach travel to Elliott Heads via Kepnock and Innes Park North from Bundaberg CBD.
- Fares are calculated on a zonal system based on the number of zones passengers pass through. Information can be found on the Department of Transport and Main Roads qconnect website.
- Effective Jan/2013, all services listed above travel down Murdochs Road, passing Moore Park Beach State School, Malvern Drive and turn right into Sylvan Drive, then travel along the current route into Bundaberg. A new timetable will be operational during early 2013 and will be available from the driver, Stewart and Sons Coaches, and online.
- Current single fares (effective 1/Jan/2013) between Moore Park Beach and Bundaberg CBD are $4.70 (adult) and $2.40 (concession). Daily and weekly tickets are also available for frequent travellers. For passengers travelling to other locations within Bundaberg (shopping centres, Burnett Heads, Bargara), transfers are available at no additional charge. Just inform the driver of your final destination and a ticket will be issued accordingly.
- Passengers are encouraged to have correct change prior to boarding to expedite travelling and to be at your pickup location five minutes prior to the scheduled bus departure.
- For visitors from Brisbane, Translink’s go card facilities are not available at this time. Interstate electronic-based ticketing systems are also not available.
Additional information can be obtained by visiting Queensland Department of Transport’s qconnect website or calling Stewart and Sons Coaches on 07 4151 2646.
There are regular school services that access local primary and high schools during the school year. Parents are encouraged to contact the school or the service provider directly for further information about times, fares and subsidies available for students who wish to use these services.
Photo Album - 2014 ANZAC Day at Moore Park Beach
Photo Album - January 2013 Flooding
Photo Album - 2012 Australia Day celebrations at Moore Park Beach
You can contact any of the Moore Park Beach Community Association committee directly using the following contact details:
President: Vincent Moore 0447024105 email@example.com
Vice President: Shanelle Pekin 0418547893 firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Alicia Gloede 0400879009 email@example.com
Treasurer: Adam Harradine 0432255962 firstname.lastname@example.org
or, if you wish to leave a message for the committee rather than a specific committee member, click here.
The postal address for the Association is:
Shop 7, 1 Murdochs rd
MOORE PARK BEACH, QLD 4670
Local Tide Times
From here, you can link to a website that displays the tide times for today and the next 4 days.
The site also gives other useful information such as weather & rainfall forecasts, and shows the UV index forecasts for the coming days.
To access the site, click here.
From here, you can link to the Bureau of Meteorology website that displays the weather radar details for an area within a 256 km radius of Gympie. The display is configurable to show other features of the landscape and to change the radius being displayed, or the centre of the display can be changed to Gladstone, which also shows the rainfall heading towards Moore Park Beach.
To access the site, click here.