The history of the PCA can be traced back to 1982 when it was originally known as the Portarlington Progress Association, and operated under this name until 1984. It then formed as the Progress and Traders Association in October 1988. After a short lapse, the association was re-vitalized and became the Portarlington Development Association in February 1991, with incorporation following on 30th June 1992. It worked under this banner for the next ten years. Then in March 2002 it was decided to up-date again, changing the name to the Portarlington Community Association Inc. under which it exists in its present form today. The Constitution and name were ratified on 25th June 2002 and a new letterhead and logo designed.
Since its beginnings, PCA representatives have participated in a wide range of consultations, seminars and public meetings that have brought about many initiatives and achievements.
In recent years the PCA has been the catalyst for many improvements, whether involved directly or indirectly, it has supported a variety of community projects and initiatives.
The PCA is always looking for members’ input for an even more vibrant and rewarding future for the communities of Portarlington and surrounding areas.
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