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Mapleton and District Community Association

MADCA is a group of local volunteers who live and work in and around the Mapleton and Flaxton communities located on the Blackall Range. We are keen to engage with local groups, celebrate our rich history, and advocate for our diverse community. 

Our monthly meetings provide a forum for ideas and issues influencing our community and we endeavour to provide timely and accurate updates on these issues to our members and government. 

Our monthly newsletter, Community Connect, provides updates and information about the MADCA and its initiatives. Email information@madca.com.au to be added to the email list.

Mapleton and District is part of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council Division 10, and our local Councillor David Law attends our meetings. He provides updates and is happy to take any questions our members may have. 

MADCA has a number of sub-committees whose members represent MADCA. These committees work on issues such as the improving the streetscape of Mapleton; organising events in Mapleton such as the annual Light the Lights Christmas celebration; Disaster Management; and The Old School House (TOSH) garden group. 

MADCA leases The Old School House (TOSH) from the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and works collaboratively with RangeCare in operating a boutique selling pre-loved items. The funds raised through Op Shop sales are directed back to the community providing quality care and support to people along the Blackall Range and surrounding areas enabling them to continue living independently at home longer. 

At the back of TOSH is a covered sitting area with views overlooking the lily ponds which the public is welcome to use. 

NOTICE: Join the MADCA at their ‘Meet the Candidates’ event on Monday 4th March at the Mapleton Bowls Club (6.30pm for 7pm start) for an opportunity to engage with the individuals vying for your vote in the upcoming local elections. Don’t miss this chance to ask your burning questions and get to know the faces behind the campaigns, shaping the future of our community.

Achievements

Successfully campaigned to save the Hinterland Connect bus

Supported the establishment of the Mapleton Men’s Shed.

Joined with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council to improve facilities at the Mapleton Lilyponds – exercise stations, new children’s playground equipment, new concrete pathway

Lobbied for improvements at the Mapleton cemetery 

Liaised with Sunshine Coast Regional Council to establish an off leash dog park 

Established a Community Disaster Coordinating Committee that works in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council’s Local Disaster Management Group. 

Worked with Sunshine Coast Regional Council to seal 1km of Delicia Road.

Promoted our community through the website, its Facebook page and the MADCA initiated newsletter known as the Pop Up news

Worked collaboratively with other community groups and individuals to develop a plan for the future

Consulted with the community to develop an understanding of what infrastructure community members would like post retirement.

Notices & Meetings

MADCA meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 6.30pm for 7pm at the Mapleton Bowls Club in Post Office Road Mapleton. There are no general meetings in December or January. The next general meeting will be held Wednesday 6th March, 2024.

Visitors are welcome and MADCA welcomes new members. Membership is free and should you like to become a member complete the Application Form and either bring it along to a meeting or post it to The Secretary, PO Box 381, Mapleton 4560. We can also be reached by email.

You can also find us on Facebook at madca4560.