Community Association of Halls Gap Inc.
The Community Association of Halls Gap is the modern name of the former Progress Association, whose origins date back to the 1920’s. As such it continues a proud tradition of contributing to the well-being of the local community in a variety of ways.
Since it is an incorporated, not-for-profit association, its primary role these days is to act as an umbrella organisation for various groups and activities in which its members are involved. The major ones are:
- Continuing maintenance and development of the Botanic Garden, which is devoted to the Grampians flora
- Running the annual Wildflower Walkabout (previously known as the Wildflower Show)
- The Grampians Film Society
- The Halls Gap community noticeboard website and Fill The Gap newsletter
- Grampians Walking Tracks Support Group
Three books on the identification of local wildflowers and birds, produced by one of our members, are published by the Association. The funds generated by this and its other activities are used to improve any aspect of community life that is deemed to be worthwhile. Grants to the Primary School, Stawell hospital, the upgrading of the community hall, seeding sponsorship of an artists’ collective and the Produce Garden are examples of this work.
The rewards of volunteering are many, not the least being the satisfactions that come from closer involvement in the life of the community. We are always ready to welcome new members, whatever the amount of time or level of experience they are able to offer. We meet quarterly, but much goes on between times. Please direct inquiries to David Witham or to any other member. Check the Calendar on this website for meeting dates.