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
Div 6 – Cr Christian Dickson,
I would firstly like to thank the BWMCA for allowing me to attend the Old Post Office on the 3rd Friday of each month to engage with local resident’s. As many of you would know, the Local Government boundary for Division 6 recently moved and I sadly lost a large contingent of the Buderim community. Throughout the March election campaign, residents suggested that it was important to see their local Councillor out and about onsite to discuss issues which affect the community first hand. I therefore humbly advise the BWMCA that I will be making myself available to individuals to meet them at their home or a location convenient to them. I encourage local’s to either call or email me directly to organise a one-on-one meeting time by contacting me on 5441 8374 or [email protected] or find me on Facebook.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Cr Christian Dickson Division 6
State Member of Parliament
Steve Dickson MP, Member for Buderim, Queensland Leader – One Nation: last Thursday of each month. (Please phone his electorate office on 5478 1189 to arrange an appointment.)