Pine Rivers Volunteer Area Committee...
The Pine Rivers Area Committee’s name is synonymous with the district prior to the amalgamating with Redcliffe and Caboolture in 2008. Located approximately 22km north of Brisbane, Pine Rivers is the most southern division of the newly formed Moreton Bay Regional Council.
The Pine Rivers Area Committee (PRAC as it is known), established in May 2006, is made up of 15 very active members who promote the Crime Stoppers message to the residents, businesses & institutions living and operating from McDowall in the south to Dayboro in the North, from Rothwell in the east to Mt Samson, Clear Mountain, Samsonvale and Bunya in the west. The area is diverse catering of residential, commercial, industrial and rural activities and is one of the fastest growing areas of South East Queensland.
Prior to European settlement, Pine Rivers was home to a number of Aboriginal clans belonging to the Turrbal, Kabi (Kabi Kabi or Gubbi Gubbi) and Waka (Wakka Wakka) language groups.
During World War II, Pine Rivers Shire provided a station for large numbers of troops (Australian and American) for varying lengths of time and there were three operational airstrips, the most significant of which was constructed in the area now occupied by Spitfire Avenue, Strathpine.
The Shire briefly resumed its rural character following the War however; the urban expansion which has taken place over the past three decades has seen this dramatically change to a dormitory suburban area for a workforce employed predominantly in Brisbane. In more recent times industrial area such as Brendale have provided local employment opportunities for many of the local residents.
The North Pine Dam, built to supply water to the City of Brisbane and the districts of Pine Rivers, Redcliffe and Caboolture is a major feature of the area.
Current Committee Executive:
Chairman - Sunny Sharpe
Secretary - Cathy Eeles
Treasurer - Jodie Cunningham
Crime Stoppers Pine Rivers
Volunteer Area Committee
Attention - Secretary
PO Box 2182
STRATHPINE CENTRE Q 4500
4th Wednesday of each month at the Petrie Police Station, Corner Connors Street and Old Dayboro Road, Petrie
Local Annual Events Attended:
Dayboro Day Celebrations
Albany Creek Fair
Pine Rivers Horticultural Show
Crime Prevention Month Activities
National No Bullying Day
Special Activities Conducted:
Annual Charity Golf Days
The Area Committee has been involved in numerous community activities including: District Community Events and Cultural Days, School Fetes & Festivals, Shopping Centre Displays, combined QPS and Crime Prevention Information Days as well as conducting Business Visits through the district.
The Pine Rivers Area Committee has been engaged with local youth: actively participating in the establishment of a Youth Crime Stoppers as well as supporting local students, schools and Scouting Groups promoting the Crime Stoppers Youth Challenge.
No Bullying/Violence Project:
On Friday 15 March 2013 the Pine Rivers Volunteer Area Committee launched a No Bullying or Violence Project in partnership with the local Police and Education Queensland. The project will see stickers and flyers distribtued to students and teachers and signage placed at schools throughout the area.
The launch was conducted at the Dakabin State High School with thanks to Principal John Schuh and the staff and students of the school.