Weave @ Waterloo
Waterloo Community Centre
Waterloo Community Centre enjoyed a $3.5 million makeover in 2012, thanks to joint funding from the City of Sydney and federal government.
An unused amenities block in a former life, the centre now boasts sustainable design features, including a green roof, natural ventilation, energy-efficient lighting and recycled materials.
Local architects Collins and Turner were awarded the Sir John Sulman Medal for their design, an honour shared by the Sydney Opera House and the Queen Victoria Building.
Situated near Waterloo Oval and the skate park, the community centre is now the base for Weave, a not-for-profit organisation that helps young people, women and families.
Weave helps people address issues such as mental health, homelessness and substance use.
Around 2,000 people have received assistance from the organisation.
Some of the organisation’s programs are listed below.
- Speak Out: Helps young people experiencing mental health and drug and alcohol issues.
- Streatbeat: Assists young Aboriginal peoples at risk of homelessness and drug and alcohol dependencies get back on track.
- Counselling: Children, young people and adults can have someone to talk to.
- Arts program: To empower young people who may be experiencing drug and alcohol or mental health issues.
- Juvenile Justice: Young people under 18 released from custody or at risk of offending can receive support including accommodation, employment and study options.
- Aboriginal information and referral: The ‘Koori Access Point’ helps Aboriginal peoples of all ages access a broad range of local community organisations.
Opening hoursMonday to Friday: 9.30am to 5pm.
Last updated: Monday, 26 August 2013