More community space for Pyrmont locals

A new room for our communities, better access and an expanded gym are part of the proposed makeover.

Loved by locals, Pyrmont Community Centre is set for a major upgrade. The proposed makeover will give the community more space and improve access for everyone.

The improvements will:

  • increase accessibility with a new lift
  • build a new entry foyer, ground floor public toilets and an office
  • add an extra 60 square metre community room
  • add a new, bigger gym
  • convert the existing gym cardio room into a community space
  • upgrade the first floor bathrooms
  • refurbish the main community hall, library link and level one community room
  • upgrade Out of School Hours Care facilities and courtyard play equipment.

Artist's impression of the upgraded Pyrmont Community Centre. Credit: Welsh and Major Architects

The heritage-listed building first opened as Pyrmont Public School in 1884. After the school closed in 1934, the main building operated as a hostel for unemployed men and in 1948 opened as a venue for the Sydney Technical College.

The City of Sydney refurbished and reopened the building in 1993.

Learn more about the planned upgrade at an online briefing on Wednesday 1 September. You can have your say on the development application for the works from mid-September.

The upgrade will ensure more people can access and enjoy the centre’s facilities and programs, stay healthy and connect with their local community – when it is safe to do so.

It’s hoped construction will get underway next year.

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