About Us

Driving change since 2004

Founded in 2004, the Merriwa District Progress Association Inc. (MDPA) was established by a group of local citizens interested in maintaining and improving the standard of living of those in both the Merriwa township and the surrounding district.

The MDPA formed in response to the amalgamation of the Merriwa Shire Council, the Scone Shire Council and half the Murrurundi Shire Council. These Councils merged and became the Upper Hunter Shire Council. Our goal is to represent the specific needs of the Merriwa district, provide a voice to Council, and work with other local groups with the aim of maintaining, encouraging, and promoting the social, economic, environmental, cultural and educational progress of Merriwa and district.

The MDPA is a not-for-profit organisation. We meet on the third Wednesday of every month (except January) at 6:00 PM in the Merriwa RSL Club at 122-126 Bettington Street, Merriwa.


current projects


projects in 2021


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projects in 2019