Welcome to the Burdekin Community Association:
The Burdekin Community Association Inc. (BCA) is a not-for-profit, incorporated association, which strives to fulfil the unmet social, welfare and health needs of the Burdekin community. A wide variety of community services are delivered by the BCA to the Burdekin Shire. Since establishment in 1975, we have evolved to become the major community organisation in the region. Many BCA initiatives are made possible by the generosity of our local service clubs, business houses, individuals and the Burdekin Shire Council. With the Council, the BCA shares a common goal, “to make the Burdekin the best Australian rural community in which to live”.
BCA’s Vision is “to provide leadership in the field of community services and become the provider of choice by residents and referring agencies when seeking community services in the Burdekin region”. We will provide superior quality, individualised, non-judgmental services delivered by highly trained specialised staff and volunteers. We will attract funding and donations to develop responses to community identified unmet needs. We will showcase our service delivery models such that our name will be known throughout the sector as industry leaders in the design and delivery of services. We will be an employer of choice for paid staff and volunteers. Our customers and staff will feel that our organisation has contributed to their life in a positive way.
BCA’s Mission is “to assist the aged, families, children and individuals who are suffering hardship and distress, and to enhance the quality of life of people in the Burdekin”.
We recognise that Burdekin residents trust us to act in their interest at all times. To fulfil our mission and sustain this trust we share four core values “Caring for people, Leadership, Respect and Integrity”.
Our Operating Principles
Our Operating Principles include “Responding justly and fairly; Working in partnership; Enabling and supporting improvements in the community services sector; Being accountable for our resources and actions.”