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Heffron Hall

Heffron Hall

Heffron Hall and Albert Sloss Reserve upgrade

East Sydney’s ageing Heffron Hall will receive a 21st century makeover to provide a brand new sustainable facility for cultural, creative and community use.

Across the road from Eternity Playhouse, the refurbishment of Heffron Hall will complement the area and help strengthen East Sydney’s creative hub.

The refurbishment of the hall will make it possible to run more activities for more people. New multipurpose spaces will be available for community hire, and there will be improved out-of-hours school care facilities for up to 30 children.

The 1966 building will be more accessible and open it up to natural light and the neighbouring Albert Sloss Reserve. The reserve will also be renewed as part of these works, with new play equipment and better access.

Play equipment includes a slippery dip, rope-climbing tunnel and basket swing, a fairy garden and nature-inspired play elements (see artist's impression above).

We will improve access from Palmer Street, increase the grass area and provide new paths, seating and energy-efficient lighting. Three trees will be removed to provide better access from Palmer Street with a ramp. 

Construction is expected to start in late 2014.

Community consultation

As part of this renewal, we are proposing to name the new community centre and reserve the 'East Sydney Community and Creative Arts Centre – incorporating Heffron Hall and Albert Sloss Reserve'. 

We'd like to hear what you think about the proposed name. Please email your submission to Kee Li, Community Engagement Officer, at, quoting file number S116379 and your address. Submissions close at 5pm on 12 May 2014.


Annelise Beljaars
Project Manager
02 9265 9333

Matthew Taylor
Senior Design Manager02 9265 9333

Last updated: Thursday, 27 March 2014