Funding Boost For Empire Bay Progress Hall

10 May 2024

Empire Bay Progress Association has received $50,000 in funding towards replacement of cladding at the Empire Bay Progress Hall through the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.

Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the funding will go a long way in ensuring the historic Empire Bay Progress Hall is used for the community for many years to come.


“We all know that community halls are the beating hearts of communities across the Central Coast, and the historic Empire Bay Progress Hall is no different.”


“I am absolutely delighted to be able to present this $50,000 to Empire Bay Progress Association which will ensure that the hall will continue to be thoroughly enjoyed and utilised by the community for many years to come.”


Ken Shaw, President of the Empire Bay Progress Association said the grant will make a huge difference for the local community.


“The Empire Bay Progress Association is delighted to be the recipient of this $50,000 grant and we would like to thank everyone for their support in making this happen.”


“From the limited records in existence, the Progress Association established that the hall was originally built circa 1929 with various upgrades being undertaken since this date.”


“Our hall is utilised on a daily basis, hosting family events including birthdays and weddings, dance classes, various children's activities and by many of our elder community for get togethers, morning teas, it is the hub for our community and the Progress Association.


“The grant will be used to reclad the hall to ensure its longevity for many years into the future thus securing its use for the Empire Bay community.” said Mr Shaw.