Pyrmont Community Centre upgrade

The upgrade will increase the centre’s available space to support a variety of uses and improve access for everyone.

Project Status: Planned

Why we’re doing this

There is strong community demand for the centre’s existing programs and facilities including community spaces for hire, library link, outside school hours care and community gym.

Council endorsed the refurbishment of the centre in 2020 and the expansion of the project scope in July 2021.

What we’re doing

We’ve updated our plans to upgrade Pyrmont Community Centre. The updated plans will add more facilities and upgrade the community spaces in the centre.

Under the updated plans we will:

  • build an additional 60 square metre community room
  • increase accessibility with a new lift
  • build a new entry foyer, ground floor public toilets and office
  • expand the gym area on level 1
  • upgrade the first floor showers and add new first floor toilets
  • convert the existing gym cardio room into a dedicated community space
  • refurbish the main community hall, library link and level 1 community room
  • upgrade outside school hours care service facilities and courtyard play equipment.
The upgrade will include an accessible entrance from the street.
Artist’s impression

Pyrmont Community Centre upgrade.

Image courtesy of Welsh + Major

Upgrade plans

Proposed ground floor plan. It includes a new entry and lift at Mount Street. As you enter the new Mount Street entrance, new facilities on the right-hand (or southeast) side include new ground floor public toilets, new staff office, new 60m2 community room, and new services. Outside a new barbecue bench and the ground floor courtyard and play equipment will be upgraded. As you enter the new Mount Street entrance, on the left-hand (or northwest) side, the community hall and library link will be refurbished. Some images show examples of the material palette for the upgrade.  They include fine steel columns at entry, green planting, glass windows to street and streel framed windows.
Pyrmont Community Centre plan 1
Proposed first floor plan, including a new expanded gym to the right (or southeast) of the new Mount Street entrance. To the left (or northwest) of the new Mount Street entrance, the plans show existing first floor showers, toilet, community room, and out of school hours facilities that will be upgraded. The existing gym cardio room will be converted into a new community room.
Pyrmont Community Centre plan 2
Pyrmont Community Centre upgrade planPDF · 776.23 KB · Last modified

Programs and services during the closure

The centre will be closed during the upgrade and construction is expected to take about 18 months to complete.

We’ve drafted a plan that outlines where programs and services can be temporarily provided.

  • The library link and many community-organised activities can move to Maybanke Community Centre, a 3-minute walk away at 87–89 Harris Street, Pyrmont.
  • The nearby Ultimo Community Centre will be available for fitness classes, programs, services and activities that require larger spaces.
  • Families who use the outside school hours care service can use our service at Ultimo Community Centre. Ultimo Primary School also has an outside school hours care service.

We’ll continue working with the community on finalising these plans, including a potential bus service from Pyrmont to Ultimo Community Centre for some activities. Read more about the plans (PDF 188 KB).

Our employees at Pyrmont Community Centre will temporarily relocate to Maybanke, Ultimo and other community centres as required. The centre will be staffed when it reopens.

Programs and services will begin transitioning from Pyrmont Community Centre from mid-July.

 

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