The Moore Park Beach Lifestyle: One visit and you're hooked!

About Moore Park Beach

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

The Moore Park Beach Christmas Lights Competition will be conducted next Friday night. There will be a Sausage Sizzle near the IGA supermarket, with many raffles to be held. Very good prizes have been donated by local shops and businesses, amongst them a Swing Seat from our local True Value Hardware.

 
So come along on Friday 19 December at 5 pm, where a gold coin donation will get you a sausage sizzle and a map of the approximately 25 entries in the Moore Park Beach Christmas Lights Competition.
 
There will be a full report of the results of the Christmas Lights Competition in the February/March Shorelines magazine.

 

 

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.

Further information

Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore_Park_Beach,_Queensland

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

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 silviaabel55@gmail.com

The postal address of the Moore Park Beach Community Association is:
PO Box 522, BUNDABERG 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.

Current Issues

The Moore Park Beach Community Association is actively monitoring and involved with issues that affect and impact the local community.

Current advocacy work includes:

  1. 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:

  1. 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 Magazine

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 jc_media@bigpond.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 silviaabel55@gmail.com

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

Further Information.

  • 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.

School Services

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.

Latest Images

Photo Album - 2014 ANZAC Day at Moore Park Beach

Photo Album - January 2013 Flooding

Photo Album - 2012 Australia Day celebrations at Moore Park Beach

Contact Us

You can contact any of the Moore Park Beach Community Association committee directly using the following contact details:

President:               Muareen Lawrence         4159 8605          maureen.law3@gmail.com

Vice President:      David Carr                        4159 8419           davnicarr@gotalk.net.au

Acting Secretary    John Lawrence                4159 8605

Treasurer                Annette Gerhardt            0418 966 934     petergotz56@gmail.com

or, if you wish to leave a message for the committee rather than a specific committee member, click here.

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.

Weather Radar

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.

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