15 March 2021
The Bullsbrook Residents and Ratepayers Association (BRRA) has been at the heart of the Bullsbrook community for the past almost 11 years.
Plans for an official anniversary celebration may have been scuppered last year due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean the busy community organisation is letting the milestone slip by.
BRRA President Craig Hollett says the annual Bullsbrook Country Fair this month will be the perfect opportunity to celebrate both the anniversary and the fantastic Bullsbrook community spirit.
“The word community is key in Bullsbrook. It is a community and very different to living in the ‘burbs. In Bullsbrook, people come together; you know your neighbours and the people in the area,” Craig says.
A not-for-profit organisation, BRRA has around 100 members and more than 3,300 followers on Facebook keeping up to date with events, issues and community news.
The thriving community organisation prides itself on promoting the interest of Bullsbrook’s residents and ratepayers, from being a voice on local issues, to supporting local businesses.
It has also been involved in numerous local events and initiatives over the years, including blue light discos, outdoor movie nights, a high tea, family fun days, swap meets, carols by candlelight and community markets.
But the annual Bullsbrook Country Fair is now by far the biggest event on the BRRA calendar, with upwards of 10,000 people expected to attend this year.
Not only has BRRA worked hard to provide truck-loads of family fun for free, but the fair is also a wonderful showcase for local businesses, including the many home-based and micro-businesses in and around Bullsbrook.
The BRRA has also kick-started several community group initiatives such as the Bullsbrook Croquet Club and the Bullsbrook Community Garden.
BRRA also initiated the popular Bull Trail, which started in 2019 with nine humorous bull sculptures made from recycled materials. The trail has been growing ever since, with more than 30 witty characters now dotted around the district.
“It’s all comes back to that sense of community; of people sharing that clever word play and cheeky sense of humour,” says Craig, who moved to Bullsbrook 10 years ago after he and his wife left the suburbs eager for a tree-change.
BRRA welcomes new members who want to take an interest in what’s happening in their local community.