Progress Associations

1. Overview

map of Progress aProgress associations are local resident associations, owned and run by their members. Any resident within the City of Willoughby is entitled to and welcome to become a member of their local progress association. They often communicate their concerns and suggestions to appropriate government departments, the local council or other relevant organisations.

All nine progress associations in the city are members of the Federation of Willoughby Progress Associations. This umbrella body discusses and acts on matters of general concern to the whole Willoughby community. Key issues addressed in recent years include Willoughby City's Civic Place project, traffic and transport, improvements in community health services (particularly mental health), and water conservation and management. The Federation also supports individual progress associations' local concerns.

To view a map of Progress Associations, use the Willoughby Online Mapping Application and refine your search results using the layer options.

2. Federation of Willoughby Progress Associations

The Federation of Willoughby Progress Associations is the peak body for 9 Willoughby Progress Associations. We address issues that relate to the whole of Willoughby. Our stated purpose is:

  • To represent the interests of the Progress Associations of the City of Willoughby To promote good governance and transparency in local government
  • To preserve or improve for its residents, the amenity and environment of the City of Willoughby and to encourage a spirit of community and citizenship amongst its residents;
  • To affiliate with, establish, promote or assist in establishing or promoting any other association or body whose objects are substantially similar or complementary to the objects of the Federation or its Members or the establishment, promotion or assistance of which may be beneficial to the Federation or its Members.
  • To promote the objects and purposes on a non-sectarian and non-political basis.
  • To do any of the foregoing matters or things either alone or jointly or in cooperation with any government or other authority, institution, company or person as the Federation may consider proper; and
  • To do all such other things as the Federation considers to be directly or indirectly incidental or conducive to the attainment of any or all of the above objects.

 

President 

Name: Stuart Coppock

Vice-Presidents

Names: Don Swonnell and Denis Fernandez

Secretary

Name: Larissa Penn

Treasurer and Public Officer Name: Ms Diana Jones     
Correspondence

All correspondence: presidentfwpa@gmail.com

Website: fwpas.wordpress.com

Meetings 

Meetings are held on the first Saturday of every second month in February, April, June, August, October and December.

Meetings are for delegates and invited guests only.

If you would like something considered by the Federation please email the address above.

 

3. Artarmon Progress Association

Correspondence 

Address: PO Box 540, Artarmon NSW 1570

Website: www.artarmonprogress.org.au

Email: sec@artarmonprogress.org.au

President

Name: Mr Kesh Anand

Email: pres@artarmonprogress.org.au

Vice President

Name: Mr Michael Dawes

Email: vicepres@artarmonprogress.org.au

Secretary

Name: Ms Mai Mullins

Email: sec@artarmonprogress.org.au

Treasurer

Name: Mr Adrian Alexander

Phone: 9412 1415

Mobile: 0401 644 052

Email:treasurer@artarmonprogress.com.au

Publication 

Artarmon Gazette, distributed March, June, September and December

Email: editor@artarmonprogress.org.au

Meetings

Location: Artarmon Community Hall

Time: 7:45pm 

Dates: 1st Wednesday of the month 

AGM typically November each year

 

4. Castle Cove Progress Association

Correspondence  Address: 2 Castle Cove Drive, Castle Cove NSW 2069 
President

Name: Steven Zabeti

Email: president.ccpa@gmail.com

Vice President Name: Ken Rutherford
Secretary

Name: Vacant (Steven Zabeti interim Secretary) 

Treasurer  Name: David Hulme
 Federation Delegates

Name: Julie Greening

Name: Wendy Norton

Name: Steven Zabeti

 Meetings AGM typically held each August

 

5. Castlecrag Progress Association

Correspondence

Postal address: PO Box 4259, Castlecrag 2068

Email: info@castlecrag.org.au

Website: castlecrag.org.au

President Name:  Denis Fernandez
Vice Presidents Name: Paul Stokes and Kate Westoby
Treasurer Name: Diana Jones
Secretary Name: Paul Stokes
Committee members

 

 

Name: Lindy Batterham - Cultural Officer and Editor of The Crag

Name: Gay Spies OAM

Name: Leon Smith

Name: Ruth Kendon

 Public Officer Name: Diana Jones 
 Federation Delegates

Name: Denis Fernandez

Name: Diana Jones

Name: Paul Stokes

Publication

The Crag

Emaileditors@castlecrag.org.au

6. Chatswood West Ward Progress Association

Correspondence

 

Email: secretarycwwpa@gmail.com

Web: cwwpa.org

President 

Name: Diana Pryde

Email: cwwpapresident@gmail.com

Public Officer

Name: Kay Freudenstein-Hayes

Email: vpcwwpa@gmail.com

Vice President

Name: Kay Freudenstein-Hayes

Email: vpcwwpa@gmail.com

Secretary

Name: To be advised

Email: secretarycwwpa@gmail.com

Treasurer 

Name: Andrew Nelson

Emailcwwpatreasurer@gmail.com

 Editor

Name: Meredith Foley

Email: cwwpanews@gmail.com

 Federation Delegates

Name: David Friend

Name: Meredith Foley

Name: Diana Pryde

 Meetings

Location: Dougherty Centre, 7 Victor St, Chatswood or by Zoom as advised.

Time: 7:30 pm

Dates:  Third Thursday of the month in May, July, September and November in 2022.

 

7. Middle Harbour - Willoughby Progress Association

Correspondence 

Address: 9 Cawarrah Road, Middle Cove 2068

Phone: 9958 4879

President

Name: Mr E J Wilson 

Address: 9 Cawarrah Road, Middle Cove 2068

Email: todjwilson@gmail.com

Mobile: 0418 611 026

Vice President Name: Mr. D. Nicoll
Secretary (Acting)

Name: Mr E J Wilson 

Address: 9 Cawarrah Road, Middle Cove 2068

Phone: 9958 4879

Mobile: 0418 611 026

Treasurer Name: Mr. J. Stormon

 

8. Naremburn Progress Association

Correspondence

Address: PO Box 393, St Leonards 1590

All correspondence via email: secretary@naremburnprogress.org.au

Website: naremburnprogress.org.au

President

Name: Larissa Penn

Secretary

Name: Vacant 

Vice President

Name: Matthew Smythe

Treasurer

Name: Carmen Loecherer

General Committee members 

Name: Julie Waddington (Planning Committee Convenor)

Name: Lara Winten

Name: Bill Colhorn

 Public Officer  Name: Roger Promnitz
 Federation Delegates

Name: Larissa Penn

Name: Roger Promnitz

Name: Stuart Coppock

Committee Representation Flat Rock Gully and Bicentennial Reserve Committee
Publication 

Naremburn Matters, quarterly publication, March, June, September, December

Email: naremburn.matters@naremburnprogress.org.au

Meetings 

 

Location: Naremburn Community Centre, 7 Central Street, Naremburn 

Time:  7:30pm - includes open forum, guest speakers and councillor feedback

Dates: Second Thursday of every second month, ie February, April, June, August, October and December. Check the Naremburn Progress Association website for details.

 

9. Northbridge Progress Association

President 

Name: Rachel Blazey Hill

Phone: 0413 112 362

Email: president@northbridgepa.com.au

Vice Presidents

Name: Heidi Richards

Phone: N/A

Name: Gillian McFee

Phone: 0413 018 312

Secretary

Name: Gillian McFee

Phone: 0413 018 312

Email: secretary@northbridgepa.com.au

Treasurer

Name: John Chase

Phone: 0477 004 347

Email: treasurer@northbridgepa.com.au

Committee Members Names: Grant Sheldon and Heidi Richard

 

10. Willoughby South Progress Association

Correspondence  Email: wspassociation@hotmail.com 
President  Name: Leah Bulfin
Public Officer 

Name: Mr Bob Taffel

Phone: 0425 312 474 

Email:rtaffel@hotmail.com

Meetings 

Location: Willoughby Leisure Centre Playroom, 2 Small St, Willoughby

Time: 7:30pm

Dates: tbc