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 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 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 - empirebayprogress@gmail.com


Meeting dates for 2020 (third Tuesday of every second month) -

18 February (AGM), 21 April, 23 June, 18 August, 20 October and 15 December 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.


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 empirebayprogress@gmail.com

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