Kinloch Community Association Inc has a membership that is made up of residents and property owners from the Kinloch village and surrounding area and is a registered charity. It has a committee that works to provide a forum and leadership for the promotion and protection of the interests and facilities of the community.
Ongoing activities include working with local bodies to improve and maintain our facilities and surroundings. Examples of this are rabbit control, the improvements to our footpaths, reserves and parking areas, the replacement of the old walking bridge over the Marina, and the establishment of a safe "swimming only" area of the Kinloch lake shore. We worked with DOC to extend the track alongside the Whangamata Stream from the Lake to Whangamata Road. We provide for the continued maintenance of the track, and with sponsorships, have placed seats at various places along the track. We are also assisting DOC with their project to eradicate the wilding pine population in the hills surrounding Whangamata Bay.
We provide and maintain the security cameras at the entrance to the village. They have been upgraded recently and provide valuable evidence to the Police when we have problems in the village. The Neighbourhood Support group is active and it works.
Support for the Volunteer Fire Brigade is ongoing, and the Association initiated the formation of the Kinloch Community Emergency Response Vehicle Trust which has purchased and set up a dedicated medical "First Response Vehicle" for the area. This is manned by the Volunteer Fire Brigade medical co-responders team.
Kinloch Community Association Inc puts out a newsletter for member three times per year and maintains a Facebook page.
KCA puts on a number of social functions throughout the year to give people an opportunity to mix and meet new faces eg. Mid Winter dinner and Cocktail Party. Also family events such as the Fireworks display at Guy Fawkes, Christmas Carols and a Family Christmas Party in conjunction with TDC
President - Belinda Walker
Ph 027 324 3912
Vice President - John Crowley
Ph 021 969 921
Secretary - Josh Gibson
Treasurer - Julie Burgess