About SCPA

Strath Creek is a small rural community located in the Shire of Murrindindi in central Victoria 104 km north of Melbourne.

A visit to the Murchison Gap Lookout will explain why it is known far and wide as “The Valley of a Thousand Hills.”

Between 1839 &1842 two squatting runs were established followed by many selectors and their families through the late1800’s.  Rather than the squatters, whose major concern was self interest, ordinary people began to express their community concerns and seek ways to improve the district and make it more liveable. Roads, a mail service, a school and a store were important to them and  were petitioned for actively.

There has always been an active group of people interested in caring for and improving Strath Creek and its surrounds. Sometimes it was a needs based ad hoc group and at other times a more formal structure, but at heart was always what was best for Strath Creek. A tennis club was initiated and the Progress Association was incorporated in the 1970’s.

Interest in the Progress Association ebbed and flowed during 1970’s-80’s. However in May 1990 it was decided to reconvene the Association. It has been very active ever since, continuing and building on the work of the past.

The Progress Association is integral to the functioning of Strath Creek and as its name suggests, it is to “progress” the community, address issues raised by community members, liaise with Council and other Statutory bodies and generally be a cohesive representative for the betterment of the community. In recent years with changes to legislation affecting Councils, SCPAinc. has become the controlling lessee of the Strath Creek Public Hall and the surrounding Pioneer Reserve.

All persons in the community are warmly welcome to become members of the SCPA and to attend events organised to encourage community involvement.


“Golden Hills” by Susan King

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