Welcome to Boulder Promotion & Development Association


 

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

  • 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 on the third Sunday of the month - rain, hail or shine!  Held along historic Burt St and in Loopline Park from 9am until 1pm, the Boulder Markets have well and truly become a great Boulder attraction and are well supported by tourists and residents alike.  Art and craft stalls, entertainment, food vans, community fundraising and free Super Pit tours are on offer every Market Day.  The Lions Train and bouncy castles, along with regularly-attending horse and pony rides and a playground, ensure there is something for the whole family.
  • Back To Boulderfest is a huge event held on the same day as the October Market Day (the third Sunday in October).  2017 marked the 17th annual Boulderfest, seeing over 2,500 people joining the festivities at each of the participating Boulder pubs and clubs.
  • 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, BPDA have added a Boulder Night Market along Burt St, as a regular fixture. 

 


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