The Heffron Centre

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Consultation has concluded. We will review the community feedback to help input into the concept design. 

Over the last decade, Council has undertaken a major renewal and upgrade of Heffron Park, in line with its Plan of Management. The Park is now one of the most significant regional parks in east Sydney, comprising a range of sports fields, outdoor recreation courts, amenity buildings, a criterium track, open space with shared cycle and pedestrian pathways, playground and the Des Renford Leisure Centre. Council is committed to ensuring Heffron Park is of significant benefit to both Randwick City and the wider community, offering opportunities to contribute to the health and wellbeing of our community.

The next stage of upgrading Heffron Park is a new, world-class sporting facility known as The Heffron Centre. The Heffron Centre will offer state-of-the-art multipurpose community facilities for generations to come.

The Heffron Centre will contain a new Indoor multi-purpose sports facility, gymnastics facility, South Sydney Rabbitohs community and high-performance centre, showcase sporting field and new lighting for the south-west oval.

The Heffron Centre is a shared vision between Council and its partners, the South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club (Rabbitohs) and the NSW State Government.

The Heffron Centre will include:

  • Indoor multi-purpose facility with two indoor sports halls to accommodate sports such as netball, basketball, badminton, volleyball and indoor futsal
  • Gymnastics facility
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs’ community and high-performance centre
  • Vehicle and bus parking servicing the Heffron Centre
  • Landscaping to integrate the centre with Heffron Park
  • A rugby league standard training field to NRL requirements
  • Upgrade of lighting to adjacent south west sports fields.

Consulting with the Community
Heffron Park has always been an important community asset. It is a much-loved park and this proposal will involve the community to ensure we retain the essence of Heffron Park, modernise the facilities, transform the site and the create a place for the whole community to enjoy for sport, leisure, play and relaxation.

Community consultation will occur from March to September 2020, throughout the planning and design process.

Throughout this process, we will be transparent and open with you about the opportunities and limitations, to ensure the long-term economic sustainability which meets the needs of current and future generations.

Council is committed to ensuring your voice is heard to shape this once in a lifetime project.

What we heard from you
Council is currently engaging with the community to inform our Open Space and Recreation Needs Study. We have been asking you about how you spend your time outdoors and what you would like to see in the future.

So far, we have heard from you that coastal walks, beaches and ocean pools, and parks are of high quality, and cycle paths, footpaths and streets and off-leash dog areas need some improvement. We are also hearing that some of the barriers to participating in recreation are a lack of amenities (such as seating, shade, picnic tables etc.) and poor cycle and walking access.

Tell us more
We would like to learn more about your ideas and thoughts for the future of the Heffron Centre. Log in to Your Say Randwick or register now to complete our survey below.

Survey closes 10 May 2020.

Over the last decade, Council has undertaken a major renewal and upgrade of Heffron Park, in line with its Plan of Management. The Park is now one of the most significant regional parks in east Sydney, comprising a range of sports fields, outdoor recreation courts, amenity buildings, a criterium track, open space with shared cycle and pedestrian pathways, playground and the Des Renford Leisure Centre. Council is committed to ensuring Heffron Park is of significant benefit to both Randwick City and the wider community, offering opportunities to contribute to the health and wellbeing of our community.

The next stage of upgrading Heffron Park is a new, world-class sporting facility known as The Heffron Centre. The Heffron Centre will offer state-of-the-art multipurpose community facilities for generations to come.

The Heffron Centre will contain a new Indoor multi-purpose sports facility, gymnastics facility, South Sydney Rabbitohs community and high-performance centre, showcase sporting field and new lighting for the south-west oval.

The Heffron Centre is a shared vision between Council and its partners, the South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club (Rabbitohs) and the NSW State Government.

The Heffron Centre will include:

  • Indoor multi-purpose facility with two indoor sports halls to accommodate sports such as netball, basketball, badminton, volleyball and indoor futsal
  • Gymnastics facility
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs’ community and high-performance centre
  • Vehicle and bus parking servicing the Heffron Centre
  • Landscaping to integrate the centre with Heffron Park
  • A rugby league standard training field to NRL requirements
  • Upgrade of lighting to adjacent south west sports fields.

Consulting with the Community
Heffron Park has always been an important community asset. It is a much-loved park and this proposal will involve the community to ensure we retain the essence of Heffron Park, modernise the facilities, transform the site and the create a place for the whole community to enjoy for sport, leisure, play and relaxation.

Community consultation will occur from March to September 2020, throughout the planning and design process.

Throughout this process, we will be transparent and open with you about the opportunities and limitations, to ensure the long-term economic sustainability which meets the needs of current and future generations.

Council is committed to ensuring your voice is heard to shape this once in a lifetime project.

What we heard from you
Council is currently engaging with the community to inform our Open Space and Recreation Needs Study. We have been asking you about how you spend your time outdoors and what you would like to see in the future.

So far, we have heard from you that coastal walks, beaches and ocean pools, and parks are of high quality, and cycle paths, footpaths and streets and off-leash dog areas need some improvement. We are also hearing that some of the barriers to participating in recreation are a lack of amenities (such as seating, shade, picnic tables etc.) and poor cycle and walking access.

Tell us more
We would like to learn more about your ideas and thoughts for the future of the Heffron Centre. Log in to Your Say Randwick or register now to complete our survey below.

Survey closes 10 May 2020.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Qu 1. Thinking forward to 2023, when the centre is built, what words would you like to use to describe its design to friends or family? 

    Qu 2. The indoor sports facility will accommodate netball, basketball, badminton, volleyball and futsal. What type of features or inclusions would make this a place you, your friends and family would want to visit and use? 

    Qu 3. What can Council do to ensure that the design of The Heffron Centre and its surrounding landscape best integrates with the park? 

    Qu 4. How would you like to travel to and from The Heffron Centre? 

    Qu 1. Thinking forward to 2023, when the centre is built, what words would you like to use to describe its design to friends or family? 

    Qu 2. The indoor sports facility will accommodate netball, basketball, badminton, volleyball and futsal. What type of features or inclusions would make this a place you, your friends and family would want to visit and use? 

    Qu 3. What can Council do to ensure that the design of The Heffron Centre and its surrounding landscape best integrates with the park? 

    Qu 4. How would you like to travel to and from The Heffron Centre? 

    Consultation has concluded. We will review the community feedback to help input into the concept design. 

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