The Swan Valley Progress Association
The Progress Association is the Community’s direct link to all those institutions and organisations at Local, State and Commonwealth levels, which can impact on the future of the Swan Valley. Its aims are to promote, advance and secure the special and general welfare, interests and opinions of persons resident or owning land in or around the locality of the Swan Valley.
The Swan Valley Progress Association will:-
- represent views and concerns of ratepayers, residents and business at all levels;
- work with like minded associations, other groups or community bodies and contribute comment to government to the benefit of members;
- uphold the objectives of the Swan Valley Planning Act 1995 (as amended) and represent changes to the Act as seen to be necessary;
- be non-sectarian and apolitical.
Website – www.svpa.com.au
Our website is an open-source content management system (CMS) designed to deliver a dynamic, engaging, content rich and mobile friendly medium for all to use. In short, it allows people to post their views in relation to the categorised topics posted on the website utilising the very best of intuitive software functionality. The main aim being to encourage as much community interaction and discussion as possible.
To better serve you, we would much appreciate hearing from you in regard to any of the topics posted on our website. Therefore, please feel free to make comments as you see fit, just click on the ‘Leave a comment’ link at the bottom of each post and start typing.
Our mobile page is very easy to use and read utilising the very best of intuitive software functionality, making it very convenient for people who want a quick reference in relation to matters impacting the Swan Valley and surrounding areas.
We are always looking for authors who have a genuine interest in the Swan Valley and the surrounding areas to post relevant articles on this website. If you would like to become an author please email the administrator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Swan Valley is a unique and valued part of Perth’s natural and cultural landscape. Its rivers, fresh water lakes and fertile soils at the foot of the Darling Escarpment sustained local Aboriginal communities for thousands of years, and provided ideal conditions for the establishment of one of the oldest wine producing regions in Australia.
Today the Swan Valley is recognised not only for its heritage and viticulture, but also for its rural character, its varied agriculture, and its attraction to visitors and tourists as a welcome escape from the city.
In 1995, the State Government established the Swan Valley Planning Act to protect these characteristics and ensure the area is preserved for future generations. The Swan Valley attracts more than 3 million visitors per year and contributes $421 million annually to the Western Australian economy (2016 – visitor information survey).
The Association meets on the third Tuesday of each month.