Welcome to Boulder Promotion & Development Association


 

Boulder Promotion and Development Association (Inc), now commonly known as BP&DA, was formed in 1993 with the aim of promoting the businesses, events and attractions in Boulder, Western Australia.

Boulder Sunday markets are being resumed on August 16th 2020

  • Boulder was declared a "Tourist Precinct" in the early 1980's, enabling all businesses to trade 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the hope of bringing more people to Boulder.
  • In June 1999, a study was conducted to identify culturally and historically significant buildings in both the Kalgoorlie and Boulder town sites, grouping them together into designated heritage areas for better planning, conservation and management.  As a result of the study, two heritage precincts were created - Hannan Street in Kalgoorlie and Burt Street in Boulder.
  • An earthquake reaching a magnitude of 5.0 on the Richter Scale rocked Boulder in April 2010, resulting in extensive damage to the Burt Street precinct, closing it down for over a week and having a devastating effect on the small retailers.
  • The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Liberal Government of the day, granted funding in excess of 8 million dollars for the Burt Street Heritage Project to rebuild and restore the buildings and their facades.  Some businesses closed down but the majority struggled through the loss of income and lengthy repair time, and are still operating today.
  • Boulder Market Day is held every third Sunday of the month - rain, hail or shine!  It is held along historic Burt Street and Loopline Park from 9am until 1pm. The Boulder Market has become a great Kalgoorlie- Boulder attraction, being the largest regular Goldfields market and is well supported by tourists and residents alike.  Art and craft stalls, entertainment, food vans, community fundraising, free Super Pit tours and Boulder Town Hall tours are on offer every Market Day.  The Lions train, Lions bouncy castles, face painting, brass band, Veils of Gold belly dancers and other entertainment are a common occurance. These plus a playground and stalls ensure there is a great reason for the family to visit.
  • Boulderfest 2020 is always a massive local event held on the same day as the October Boulder Market Day. This year it will be on 18th October. Over 2,500 people can be seen to join the festivities at each of the participating Boulder pubs and clubs. A great benefit to be a financial member!
  • Carols in the Park is a free community event held annually in Loopline Park to celebrate the lighting of the Boulder Christmas Tree and the start of the festive season.  Traditionally held around the end of November it will in 2020 be combined with Kalgoorlie with a street party on Sunday November 29
  • BP&DA run a Christmas promotion for local Boulder businesses
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