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The Beaufort Progress Association Inc


ABN: 86761159512

The Beaufort Progress Association (BPA) is a community group of volunteers made up of residents and business people. The Association commenced formally in early 2017. The Beaufort Progress Association is working to create a Bypass Ready Township by developing and promoting local tourism events.

The Beaufort Progress Association is available to supports schools, clubs and local associations in the Beaufort area, helping them to become more sustainable by assisting them to grow and develop. We can help community groups and associations acquire new members and also help run successful and profitable events. Please contact us if your group or association would like help to grow and develop.

The Beaufort Progress Association Team

Liza Robinson  – President and Creative Director

Liza is a recent Tree Changer to the Pyrenees Shire, she has an international background in events, marketing and business development that has taken her from Bali to Los Angeles and now to Regional Victoria.

Contact 0414 082 754

Rachel Mines – Treasurer and Blues Music Fanatic

Rachel is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years’ experience in the corporate world. Rachel moved to Beaufort with her partner Stuart in 2017. Rachel also has a passion for Blues Music.

Sarah Beaumont – Secretary and Organisational Development Specialist

Sarah has a global corporate consulting background in organisation change spanning 25 years. Sarah is also one of the ‘new guard’ who moved to Beaufort after purchasing Eurambeen Homestead four and a half years ago. Sarah has established an accommodation and events business at Eurambeen homestead, which won Best NewBusiness in the region for 2016-2017. Sarah also serves of the board of Visit Ballarat and is passionate about Beaufort and Pyrenees Tourism.

Contact 0407471107

Cameron Russell – Food and Wine Consultant

Cameron Russell has been a resident of Beaufort for 8 years. He is also the owner of Sparrows café in Neill Street, Beaufort. Before moving to Beaufort, Cameron worked in a number of his own businesses mainly in the food industry in Melbourne. He is asked regularly to speak about food tourism and most recently was one of a number of speakers to address the Municipal Association of Victoria. This year he was invited to be a member of the inaugural panel of judges for the truffle event for the RASV at the Royal Melbourne Show.

He has also co-produced and filmed a 18 part series for Channel 31 on short films called “The Pictures House Presents” and is currently co-producing & working with a group of food media editors, writers and restaurateurs on a 12 part series of podcast called the Turnip Talks.

Ian Glover – Technology and Old Machinery

Ian is a scientist with a specialisation in Air Traffic Management who moved to Beaufort in 2012. Ian has been restoring an historic homestead with his wife Sarah for 5 years. Ian loves old machines and is a regular at the Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally.