Annual Information Statement 2017
Boyne Valley Community Discovery Centre Inc.
Section A: Charity Information
Basic Religious Charity:
Section B: Activities
Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Economic, social and community development
- Culture and arts
- Other recreation
- Economic, social and community development
Description of charity's activities and outcomes:
Our Mission is "providing excellence in youth and community development and training while promoting, developing and preserving the sporting, cultural, environmental and historical heritage of the Boyne Valley."Our core business site is the Discovery Centre, Ubobo - an accommodation and camping facility built and managed by volunteers on the Ubobo Sports Reserve, land held in trust for the Queensland Government. Volunteers maintain the 3.21ha as well as the Police Reserve also held in trust. This provides space for community members from all over Australia and international travellers to rest and recreate and experience first-hand the social, cultural, environmental and historical heritage of our isolated rural community. Visitors who use the facility boost local business and provide revenue that allows us to continue our education programs, cultural activities and promotional work. Key 2017 activities have focussed on encouraging the development of community and developing strategies to increase tourism in the Boyne Valley. 3 major events were held: Backyard Cricket Under Lights, a community event celebrating Australia Day & our cultural heritage. It featured childrens games from yesteryear with traditional aussie country food & cricket under lights for family entertainment. Boyne Valley Bush Festival and Country Campout celebrated Queensland Day & focussed on bringing Boyne Valley organisations together to deliver a full day of activities which promoted and celebrated our rural and historical heritage. Country Music Campout 17 and associated Poets Breakfast provided an opportunity for music makers, performers and listeners to come together for a cultural weekend of music making, poetry recital and fellowship. Workshops were held; youth and adult beginners were encouraged to perform before a professional concert entertained visitors. This event increased tourist traffic to the region and assisted in achieving our goals around youth development and training. While all three events met our purpose of developing community while promoting and preserving our sporting, cultural and historical heritage.The Boyne Valley website, https://boynevalley.org.au/ was revamped by a volunteer allowing local businesses, service clubs and social groups to promote their community work and events. Responsible authors were given access to their groups/ businesss page to keep it updated. A history page was incorporated to collate local history & provide links to local publications. Through the Community Solutions program we are working with Gladstone Regional Council and local community leaders to develop a tourism strategy for the Boyne Valley. These two activities met our objectives of formulating strategies that raise awareness of the area as a tourist destination and desirable location for commercial development.
- General community within Australia
- Children - aged 6 to under 15
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Victims of disaster
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period:
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?
Section C: Human Resources
- Full time employees: 0
- Part time employees: 0
- Casual employees: 0
- Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 0
- Estimated number of volunteers: 20
Section D: Finance
Charity's 2017 reporting period:
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Accounting method used in the 2017 reporting period:
Income Statement summary
Donations and bequests:
Revenue from providing goods or services:
Revenue from government including grants:
Revenue from investments:
Other income (for example, gains):
Grants and donations made for use in Australia:
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia:
Balance Sheet Extract
Section E: Annual report
Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators
Is the charity an incorporated association?
Select the state/territory and enter the incorporated association number:
QLD incorporated association number: IA30624
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?