Ask around town about the suburb of Newport and you will often hear the same thing – the suburb of Newport brings together the best of waterside living coupled with a strong, welcoming community spirit.
Delve a little deeper and underneath this community spirit you will find a representative body with a rich history driving this spirit, known as the Newport Waterways Property Owners Association.
Established in 1985 under the name Newport Waterways Canal Property Owners Association, the association was created to promote the interests of residents living in the Newport estate.
Now known as Newport Waterways Property Owners Association (NWPOA), the community group plays a big role in the liveability, quality, security and social aspects of Newport.
What NWPOA Does
Made up of occupants of residential property blocks within the suburb (both wet and dry blocks), NWPOA drive and take responsibility for:
- The promotion of equitable property valuations and rating structures
- Provision of input to Moreton Bay Regional Council regarding canal maintenance
- Consultation with Moreton Bay Regional Council in regard to their works program and other matters affecting the Newport estate
- Instigating the monitoring of canal water quality
- Publication of the Newport Newsletter, which covers issues affecting local residents
- The promotion of local security and aid in the prevention of criminal activity
- Consultation with MBRC regarding levy charges aiming to maintain a reasonable and equitable level
- Instigation of main channel and canal dredging
Not stopping there though, Newport Waterways Property Owners Association have been responsible for so many other great initiatives in the area.
RECAP OF THE SILLY SEASON
The holidays were made extra special by the Redcliffe Pipe band who cruised the canals, Santa who made a special visit on Xmas morning after his big night, stopping by to distribute sweets to the children as well as the Newport Xmas lights competition. Congratulations to John and Debra Caulfield (wet block) and Geoffrey and Jennifer Woodcroft (dry block) who won the competition with their dazzling display of festive cheer.
If you are in the Newport region and would like to get in touch with the Newport Waterways Property Owners Association, contact the Secretary via email email@example.com
SPREAD THE NEWS
NWPOA have purchased a 6×4 trailer which will be available free of charge to members as an additional service.
Several times a year the Association organises “Sundowners” – a BYO drinks and nibbles get together on either a Saturday or Sunday afternoon on the Esplanade. Residents meet up and mingle – a great way to connect with other residents of the Waterways.
SAFETY IN NUMBERS
The Newport Neighbourhood Watch program, divided into 37 zones with resident zone captains, provides an effective network of security updates in the suburb.
Members of the NWPOA are invited to the closed group on Facebook to facilitate communication between members. This page is proving to be very useful for Newport Watch, allowing residents to alert each other of activities within the area – as well as sharing advice and items for sale.