BRIEF HISTORY OF BULGA MILBRODALE PROGRESS ASSOCIATION
Bulga Milbrodale Progress Association was formed in 1983 with the vision of providing sporting facilities, amenities and improvements to the Recreation Ground and the Village.
Members converted the disused fire shed to a clubhouse and rebuilt the Memorial Gates, had the sandstone pillars restored and established the gardens. The Memorial Gates were re-dedicated in 1988 at our Bicentennial Country Fair. Finance was acquired through BMPA representation on Singleton Council Sports Committee to build tennis courts through a State Government Sport and Recreation Grant. Members have performed voluntary work at Milbrodale School, Bulga Community Centre and Bulga Recreation Ground including preparing the site for the tennis courts.
Over the years, Country Fairs, Off-Road Racing Catering, PID acces, tennis court lighting, the barbeque shelter, village signage, bridge repairs and tree planting in the Recreation Ground.
Bulga Bridge Centenary in 2012
Bulga History Book preparation and launch in 2014
Anzac Day ceremonies
All made possible through BMPA.
We are now engaged in ongoing planning with Council to rejuvenate the Stock Reserve.
In 1993 BMPA negotiated a compromise with Rio Tinto to relocate Putty Road instead of closing it between Wallaby Scrub Road and Jerrys Plains Road.
In 2010 MTW mine applied for an extension to mine within 2.6kms of the Bulga village. At a Community Meeting 80 residents voted unanimously to oppose the extension. BMPA fought and won their case against this extension in the Land & Environment Court in 2013. MTW’s Appeal in 2014 was overturned with BMPA legal representation. For their determination in fighting these cases BMPA won the “Bush Spirit Award” in the Tidy Town Competition.
The BMPA continues to strive to save and improve Bulga for all residents.