About the Progress Association
The ‘Progress Association’ is an incorporated, not-for-profit community association which promotes the interests of Hall and district community members. While the Association is incorporated in the ACT, the Hall district extends across the border towards Murrumbateman and Gundaroo, and down to the Murrumbidgee River.
The Progress Association has been part of this community for more than a hundred years, and is believed to be the oldest community association in the ACT. It has a long and proud history of representing the needs and interests of the community and is recognized by government for its capacity to represent the village and district.
Function of the Progress Association
The Association performs a number of functions:
- Advocacy and representation of residents in relation to a wide range of planning, development, heritage and environmental issues.
- Advocacy in relation to the provision of government services.
- Custodianship and management of the Hall Showground Pavilion.
- Informing the community about local issues, events, and personalities – through the ‘Rural Fringe’ newsletter, and this website.
- Organising or helping to organize a range of community social activities.
- Through our ‘Bootstrap Brigade’, organizing or undertaking repairs and maintenance in and around the village.
- Acting as an ‘umbrella group’ for a number of other community associations – our affiliated organizational members.
When there are issues of widespread community interest and concern the Association will normally convene a public meeting to provide information and gather views of community members.
Membership is open to all residents of the village and district and currently costs $10.00 per year. Community groups and associations can become affiliated organizational members for $20.00 per year.
The Association is governed by a President and Committee elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.
- Membership forms can be downloaded from this website.