About the Progress Association
The Empire Bay Progress Association Inc. (EBPA) is a non profit organisation that supports our local area and districts and other community groups. We are responsible for maintaining and hiring the Progress Hall which is owned by the community. For information regarding Hall Hire >>>
EBPA RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS
EBPA is instrumental in raising grants to ensure our Hall, local roads and play areas are pertinent to the needs of the comunity. EBPA has been successful in procuring the following grants:
Greenfield Rd reconstruction (2018-2020) - $1.8m provided by the State Government to the Central Coast Council to completely repair Greenfield Rd, the main artery of the Bay, including footapths, gutters, kerbing and drainage.
Shelly Beach Rd reconstruction and drainage (2019-2022) - $3m provided by Federal Government
New playspace for the community (2019-2020) - $350,000 funds provided by the NSW State Government and Central Coast Council. With new play equipment including a pump track and exercise stations, boulder climber and updated BBQs, this park is a fantastic place for all the community to enjoy.
Upgrade the Hall (2018 -) - $35,000 from NSW Government, Community Partnership grant (2018) - internal and external painting, fix windows, new awning and pier.
Installation air-conditioner in Hall (2018) - $18,000 from NSW Government Community Partnership grant
Installation solar (2019) - energy bills reduced substantially
Flooding mitigation and plumbing works (2020) - $4,101 grant NSW Government
Restoration Empire Bay Cenotaph (2020) - $4,906 grant from Department Veteran Affairs
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The following Executive Committee and Office Bearers were elected at the 2020 AGM on the 18/2/2020 -
President: Carolen Barripp
Vice President: Errol Baker
Treasurer: Genevieve Page
Secretary: Sharon Murray
Public Officer: Peter Sinclair
All residents of Empire Bay are welcome to join the Empire Bay Progress Association (EBPA). New ideas and events are always welcome.
Membership is $5 pa and entitles members to vote on any matters at our bi-monthly meetings and elect or stand for a position on the Executive Committee (conditions apply).
Meeting dates for 2021
Note: meetings have moved from Tuesday to the third WEDNESDAY of the following months -
17 February (AGM), 19 May, 18 August and 17 November commencing at 7.30 pm in the Progress Hall (1-3 Gordon Rd, Empire Bay).
Everyone is welcome to stay after the meeting for a cuppa and chat.
EMPIRE BAY & DISTRICTS NEWSLETTER
Our free community newsletter, is distributed every two months to 2,500 homes in Empire Bay, Bensville, parts of Daleys Point and local businesses the end of January, March, May, July, September and November.
If you wish to write an article, promote a community event or advertise your business in our newsletter, please email
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