Community centres

Community facilities play an important role in our communities. They provide places where people from a range of backgrounds and interests can interact, places where the community can build relationships and a community identity, places and resources where residents can meet, learn, recreate and grow. 
In many areas they can be the focal point that strengthens the life of the community making it socially sustainable. 

The City of Canada Bay provides a sustainable and equitable network of community facilities in the area including:

  • Early education and care centres providing preschool, long day care and occasional care
  • Early childhood health centres
  • Community venues, offices, meeting rooms and function spaces for hire
  • Community halls
  • Spaces used as a base for outreach services
  • centres/spaces for delivery of programs and services for older people
  • Youth centres/spaces
  • Indoor leisure centres.

Currently there are 124 community facilities provided within the City of Canada Bay. Council owns or has under its care and control 37 (or 30 per cent) of these facilities.

For locations of all the community facilities located in the City of Canada Bay refer to the map/s below.

Location maps

Drummoyne Community Centre

Drummoyne Community Centre Inc. is a non-profit, non-government organisation that serves the City of Canada Bay.  It acts as a focal point for the whole community to enhance their quality of life.  It is an evolving, dynamic organisation, that aims to nurture, develop, extend and respond to local needs and issues in a beneficial and enabling way. 

Programs are conducted at the Cometrowe Street facility in Drummoyne and at various other sites within the City of Canada Bay.  Many programs are open to all members of the community, however some focus on people with particular needs, e.g. children, parents or older residents. 

The centres location and contact details are:

Location: 10 Cometrowe Street, Drummoyne (off Lyons Road) NSW 2047

Phone:  9719 8102

Fax:  9819 6116

Email: info@dcc.org.au

Website: Drummoyne Community Centre

Concord Senior Citizens Centre

Concord Senior Citizens Centre caters for a wide range of people. The Centre has a warm and friendly environment and runs a regular program of activities.

The Concord Senior Citizens Club are the principle tenants within the Concord Senior Citizens Centre with their administration office based at the Centre. 

The City of Canada Bay Museum is located at the base of the building providing local historical information.

The Centre is accessible for those with disabilities and disabled parking is also available. There is limited storage within the Centre and this is allocated to regular users subject to availability.  

Location

Corner of Bent and Wellbank Streets, Concord NSW

Hire of the centre

Concord Senior Citizens Centre is also available for hire for events or regular groups. To make bookings contact Council on 9911 6555 or email council@canadabay.nsw.gov.au

Function rooms and capacities

Everingham Room:

  • Ideal for small meetings/activities
  • Seats up to 20 people banquet style at tables
  • A whiteboard is available.  

Auditorium:

  • Ideal for larger functions
  • Seats up to 100 people banquet style at tables and 150 theatre style
  • There is a raised stage and parquetry dance floor
  • A piano, a small PA system and a drop down screen is also available.

Commercial kitchen:

  • A fully fitted commercial kitchen is available as part of the auditorium hire agreement and fees.

Concord Senior Citizens Club 

Concord Senior Citizen's Club runs from the Concord Senior Citizen's Centre. The Club offers a number of activities including: 

  • Handicrafts group making rugs, toys and beanies for children’s hospital and other worthy groups
  • Quilting groups
  • Ballet and tap dancing for seniors 
  • Table tennis 
  • Gentle aerobics  and/or toning and conditioning with an accredited trainer
  • Art groups 
  • Yoga with an accredited trainer

Contact the Concord Senior Citizen's Club for more information and to make bookings on 9743 5793. An activity sheet with days and times are also available in the holder on the inside of the front door.

A number of other groups regularly hire the Centre. These include:

  • Choirs  
  • Italian bingo group
  • Men's exercise group and
  • Craft groups

For further information about these groups contact the Centre on 9743 5793 between 9am and 12pm Monday to Friday.

Drummoyne Senior Citizen's Centre

Location: 422 Lyons Road, Five Dock NSW

Phone: 0418 463 870

The Club host Thursday luncheons and regular monthly outings.

For all enquiries regarding the Drummoyne Senior Citizen's Club, please contact 0418 463 870.

Venues for hire

The City of Canada Bay has a number of community halls available for hire ideal for community functions, special occasions, training sessions and corporate events. Community venue hire is available for casual and long term bookings.

Please click below to view fact sheets including information on location, facilities and fees:

Bookings

For further information or to book a venue please contact Council's Facilities Coordinator by phone on 9911 6555.

Locations of venues

Refer to the link to view the locations of the venues for hire within the City of Canada Bay.

L.I.N.C.S. Community Directory

L.I.N.C.S. is a community information directory database managed by the City of Canada Bay. It is a listing of local community services and groups within and around our area. You can search by suburb and it is handy for those looking for schools, childcare centres, scout groups, religious organisations and other community organisations. L.I.N.C.S. is free to use and is available to access at all times via our website.

Start searching the L.I.N.C.S. database now.

Further information

If you have any questions regarding the L.I.N.C.S. Community Directory or would like to add your organisation to the L.I.N.C.S. database, please contact 9911 6342 or email comminfo@canadabay.nsw.gov.au.

All you need to do is provide proof of the organisation, association or services existence. The organisation must also be operating in our area. Once these details have been confirmed, an online form will be sent to you to fill out.

The Connection, Rhodes

The Connection is a multipurpose community precinct of four themed pavilions on the Rhodes foreshore, right next to the Bennelong Bridge. 

The Learning Space, The Event Space, and The Meeting Space will all be operated by Council, and the fourth pavilion, a waterside restaurant called Bare Witness, leased to a commercial operator. The four distinct spaces are designed around a central amphitheatre and deck that juts out over the river.

The Connection has been designed to be a vibrant place where neighbours can meet new people, take a class, learn something new or just hang out, and where visitors are attracted by its outstanding facilities, art and location.

The Connection website has more information including a listing of what's on at The Connection. 

Multi-purpose areas

The Learning Space  breaks new ground for library services with its focus on digital technology.  In fact, there won’t be a (hard copy) book in the place. What The Learning Space  will  offer is a suite of digital resources and online collections including free Wi-Fi, a 3D printer, A0 plotter, die cutter, sound recording and rehearsal studios, photography and video equipment, and a digital classroom. Open interiors are designed to facilitate collaboration between staff and community members. It will also offer robotics and electronics workshops for all ages throughout the year.

The Digital Gallery is Sydney’s newest exhibition space for video, sound, and digital art. Located in the foyer of The Learning Space, the gallery features a striking digital art presentation wall with eight large screen LCD panels, an AV presentation projection wall, and an integrated sound system.  The exhibition program will be curated by dLux MediaArts.

The Meeting Space offers locals beautiful interiors and outlooks to meet for exercise classes, book clubs and other community groups.

The Event Space meets a need in Sydney for a 300-guest capacity venue with water views and advanced AV capabilities that has the flexibility to cater for a variety of events, complemented by breakout rooms in The Meeting Space.

Project background

The community precinct site was originally identified as the location for a community centre in the Renewing Rhodes Development Control Plan (2001), this was re-enforced by the Rhodes West Master Plan (2010). This land is located on the foreshore and is framed by Shoreline Drive and Gauthorpe Street.

The 2001 development control plan allowed for a 550m² building. The revised Rhodes West Master plan (2009) allowed for over double this size to accommodate the needs of the additional population. The Community Facilities Resourcing Strategy (2012) further reinforced the need for a multipurpose community precinct. Consultations as part of the development of the Rhodes Peninsula Place Plan and Rhodes Peninsula Arts Plan further reinforced the needs and aspirations of the growing population of Rhodes. The community has identified a vision for The Connection as a community hub - a place for people to meet, gather and get involved in a range of activities. Residents see it as an opportunity to combine some of the key things that people in the Peninsula like – walking, the waterside experience, places for people to meet and socialise, cafés and restaurants.