The Old Post Office, built in 1935, is the oldest building in the Buderim business district. The village post office, postal facilities were moved to a new building just around the corner in the mid 1990s and the heritage structure fell into disrepair.
After four years of negotiation and a series of community fundraising activities, the BWMCA purchased the building in 2000. The Sunshine Coast Council estimated the cost for restoring the neglected building at over $100,000. However, a massive community volunteer effort that included the donation of services and materials by local businesses and the skilled labour of many individuals meant that the eventual, out-of-pocket restoration costs amounted to just over $4,000!
Now operating as the Buderim Community Information Centre, more than 70 volunteers serve residents and tourists six days a week all year round. Maps, local information, tourist brochures, bus timetables, details of local walks and books and other merchandise are available.
An important community services is provided by the availability of a Justice of the Peace to provide witness and statutory authorisation of signatures and copies of documents. This is available at no charge for BWMCA Members and Affiliates while a small donation is encouraged from members of the public and visitors.
BWMCA takes pride in caring for the building, which is also the headquarters and office for the BWMCA, An Administrative Assistant helps in the day-to-day running of BWMCA and the meeting room is available for committee meetings and community groups. A photocopying service is available for a nominal charge.
Mon – Fri 9.30 am – 3.30 pm
Saturday – 9.30 am – 12.00 pm
Phone: 5477 0944
SERVICES AVAILABLE include:
Justice of the Peace
Monday to Thursday – 10.00 am – 1:00 pm
Local Sunshine Coast Councillors
Div 7 – Cr Ted Hungerford (4th Friday of month) 10.00 – 12 noon
Phone 5477 0944 to confirm availability