Macleay Island Progress Association

The purpose of the Macleay Island Progress Association is, broadly, the “maintenance and enhancement of island lifestyle for all its residents.”

The association has been in existence for many years and has been incorporated since 1990. Its members, past and present, have been influential in changing the island scene.

One of our proudest accomplishments, in recent times, has been the acquisition, construction and management of the new community library facility.

Lobbying for the betterment of the island is a large part of the association’s work. Some of those issues where we’ve had a major input have been:
– Footpath/cycleway in High Central Road and Kate Street
– Provision of shelter sheds and park areas
– Improvements to car parking
– The community library

Current major issues for the association include:
– Medical and emergency services
– Barge availability and charges
– Boat ramps and parking

We have good contact with many other island groups including the Lions, Bay Islands Heritage, Island Action Group and others through our members and value these informal and essential links.

Everything that Progress does, except for the staffing of the library, is carried out by volunteers. We welcome new members (18 and over and a resident of Macleay). Annual fee is $5. The association is only as good as its members – the more members the better. An application form can be obtained at the monthly meeting (9am on the last Saturday of each month) or by emailing [email protected].

Our hall is for hire at reasonable rates. It can be hired on a regular basis or a “once only”. It is suitable for functions, meetings, gatherings. A kitchen and facilities are available to hirers. We have recently purchased a new movie projector which can be hired for $50.00 per night to use at the hall.

For any enquiries on hiring the hall, ring Judy on 0400 920 900.