Franklin Progress Association Inc.
We are a not-for-profit volunteer organisation who represent the people of Franklin.
The objective and purposes of the association are to develop civic pride in the township of Franklin, to encourage a more progressive spirit in municipal and government affairs concerning Franklin, to take any measures considered advisable for the betterment of Franklin and to avoid matters part political or sectarian in nature.
Members of the Franklin Progress Association meet on the last Tuesday of every month at 7pm at the Palais Theatre in the Nonni Carr room.
Our Annual General Meeting is held in the August / September of each year for the election of Office Bearers and is advertised in the Huon Newspaper.
PROJECTS OF INTEREST
FRANKLIN Tasmania website
The website created and owned by the Franklin Progress Association promotes all things Franklin whilst significantly increasing their community engagement base through membership. Developed through in-kind support.
2017 St Ayles Skiff Regatta and Music Festival
Music entertainment provided and directed by Sandy Pollard to appoint local musicians to support the Regatta event. Grant written by Sandy Pollard and funding received from the Huon Valley Council and the Bendigo Bank Branches of the Huon Valley.
Franklin foreshore plan and foreshore development
Infrastructure and maintaining the character of this historical river town. Concept design by Inspiring Places.
Franklin Historical Walking Trail Project
The development of a historical walking trail depicting the history of buildings and social history of Franklin. Project collaboration with partner the Franklin History Group. Grant funding received from the Department of State Growth.
Franklin ANZAC Day Dawn Service & Breakfast
Coordinating volunteers and funding for this significant event in partnership with the Franklin Bowls Club. Grant funding received from the Bendigo Bank Branches of the Huon Valley.
Roads, Traffic and public safety
Engage the community and work with all levels of government to resolve concerns relating to public safety. Recent work in this area was the successful change to 50kph speed limit within the township extending north to Huon Regional Care (formally Eldercare).
PO Box 69, Franklin,
Tasmania, AUSTRALIA, 7113