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.

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.

The development application was lodged in September 2021 and the notification period has closed. Approval of the application is expected in early 2022 and it’s hoped construction will get underway in mid to late 2022.

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