Our Town – Bulolo
A truly self-sufficient organisation in Bulolo, PNG Forest Products operates retail and wholesale outlets, a country club, cattle & poultry farms and an abattoir, servicing the town and surrounding districts. With over 1,300 staff the company houses a large number of its employees and their families, providing all the necessary services including power, water, road maintenance, security, garbage collection and grass cutting. All electricity to Bulolo and Wau is supplied by PNGFP Hydro.
PNGFP’s retail outlets include the No. 1 Stoa Supermarket, Butchery, Bakery, Pharmacy, Liquor Outlet, Hardware Store, Fuel Station and the BFC Fast Food Outlet.
BCC - Bulolo Country Club
Opened in 1947, the BCC showcases a beautifully maintained 9 Hole Golf Course that hosts many PNG golfing events including a large Ambrose every November. Open 7 days a week, the BCC’s modern facilities include a Swimming Pool; Gymnasium & Sauna; Family BBQ Area with Children’s Playground; Tennis/Basketball Court; as well as Bar & Restaurant facilities. Comfortable accommodation is provided onsite with over 20 fully serviced, air conditioned ensuite bungalows.
BFC - Bulolo Fried Chicken
Opened in December 2019, BFC features a delicious variety of fried and roast Chicken & Chip combos; Hamburgers; Fish & Chips; Pies & Sandwiches; Saveloys & Lamb Flaps with Rice; as well as their renowned Papa Tony’s Pizzas.
Beverages include barista-level coffee, milkshakes, slushies and soft drinks, all complemented by a delightful array of daily-changing cakes and pastries.
Established pre-WWII, PNGFP’s cattle farm covers 600 hectares. Employing nine staff, the farm carries over a thousand head of cattle and supplies beef to the supermarket, butchery and Country Club.
Currently undergoing a refurbishment of pastures, the farm will be able to run over 2000 head of cattle by the end of 2022.
Launched in late 2021, the Bulolo Poultry Farm was created to initially supply fresh and frozen chicken to the No.1 Stoa for sale under the Bulolo Fresh brand name, as well as to BFC for their fried and roast chicken packs. The farm currently produces 2500 fresh chickens every 40 days.
Two new sheds will be stocked by early Feb, 2022. This will take the production to 7,000 broilers produced every 40 days, which will cater to the Bulolo–Wau region. Major expansion is planned for the end of 2022.
With well maintained greens, Bulolo Bowling Club has an active membership and hosts major National events. A number of its members have represented PNG in international competitions over the years, including the Commonwealth Games in Australia, India, Canada and Scotland.
Parks & Sporting Fields
Sporting fields are used by the staff, their families and the larger community virtually every weekend. Soccer, volleyball and basketball are popular with Pikinini Soccer being introduced in mid 2019. The Bulolo Park was renamed Somare Park in 2021 with a specially made pedestal and plaque in dedication to the late Sir Michael Somare.