The Brooklyn Community Association is an organisation of Brooklyn residents and business owners whose purpose is to improve the facilities, environment, culture and well being of the community.
We achieve our purpose by:
- Creating opportunities for individual and community participation through meetings, newsletters, guest speakers, events and surveys.
- Informing the community about current issues, canvassing views and establishing community positions
- Promoting our local businesses, services and community organisations.
- Advocating the interests of the community to local and state government bodies.
- Collaborating with other lower Hawkesbury communities.
Brooklyn Community Association was set up in the 1990s as the Brooklyn Ratepayers Association by locals to raise awareness of local issues and give residents a voice in the decision-making processes regarding our town. The BCA aims to convey community needs and opinions to local council and state government to improve the amenity of Brooklyn for its residents and businesses.
success in lobbying State Government with Council to achieve the construction of a world class sewerage treatment system in Brooklyn and investigation of pump-out irregularities in Brooklyn
lobbied State Rail on behalf of rail travellers for improved access to the railway station
generating cooperative business and tourist opportunities such as the “Easter Bunny Steam Train” stopover
funded the Brooklyn Directory in 2012, a booklet listing services provided to and by residents and businesses in and around Brooklyn.
lobbied to prevent Sydney Water from increasing the pollutant discharge into the Hawkesbury in lieu of upgrading waste filtration
promoted the creation of the Brooklyn Meeting Room in the Community Health Centre, the only public space available for community use in Brooklyn
lobbied for the continued retention and community use of Baden Powell Hall