Randwick Sustainability Hub

The Randwick Sustainability Hub is an award winning centre for practical education and experiencing nature. Take your time to explore the links below to find out everything the Hub has to offer:

About

History

The Randwick Sustainability Hub has one of the largest inland examples of Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub. This unique community is critically endangered and you can see it and learn about it's importance through the Go Slo for a Mo Trail and the Discovery @ REP Trail.

At one of the stops on the Go Slow for a Mo Trail, you can learn some words in the local Dharawal language. See also our page on the Indigenous history of Randwick.

The Australian Heritage Commission has identified the former Naval Stores (since demolished) as having European cultural heritage significance. In response, a remnant section of the stores building has been retained in the form of an interpretive structure, located in the permaculture gardens.

Use of Site

The Randwick Community Centre is a multi-purpose facility designed to accommodate a wide range of community uses and Council run activities. The objective of the Centre is to provide residents with a range of community services and activities, including access to, and use of meeting rooms and the activity hall on a fee for hire basis. The Centre will also serve as the City’s education hub for sustainability and environmental programs.

The Plan of Management for the Randwick Community Centre  provides the framework for managing the Centre. While Council's Environment Strategy identifies the work Council has committed to care for our environment.

Who's on Site

Here are the organisations based at the Randwick Community Centre and Sustainability Hub:

Room Hire

The open spaces are available to be booked for weddings, commercial use etc. Please see our Using a Public Space page.

The Hub also has three rooms for hire:

Room Hire Grants will soon be available to local environmental community groups to reduce the cost of room hire.

Visiting

There are many wonderful things you can enjoy at the Randwick Sustainability Hub without needing to book or pay if you visit.

The Village Green is an open grassed space suitable for running around. There is also a BBQ and picnic tables free to use over near the Permaculture Garden. Please note that Randwick Sustainability Hub is an on-leash dog park.

Things to do

Go Slo for a Mo

The Go Slow for a Mo’ Nature Wellness Trail has been designed to help you slow down, relax and connect with the natural delights found throughout Randwick’s Sustainability Hub. Along the trail there are eight Rejuvenation Stations including a nature names game that guide you through a series of short sensory activities. Learn more

Discovery@REP

A self-guided walking tour around the park called Discovery at Randwick Environment Park, which consists of six stations where you can play, learn, preserve and explore the park and our native wildlife. Look for the station markers and get involved at each of the six stations. Learn more

Geocaching

Join the world's largest treasure hunt and uncover three caches hidden here! Learn more

Bird Watching

The parkland has some of the highest diversity of small bird species. Learn more

Coming Soon

  • Orienteering
  • Native Bee Trail

Gardens

There are five permaculture demonstration gardens at the Randwick Sustainability Hub.

  • Cottage garden - an example of how to plant an ultra-low maintenance but attractive garden that has a mix of native and non-native plants suited to the conditions.
  • Native Habitat - an example of a garden designed to provide habitat for the small critters that are struggling in the city
  • Bush Tucker - an example of a garden full of indigineous edible plants
  • Food Forest - an example of a productive orchard that mimics a forest eco-system to make it low maintence
  • Permaculture Garden - an example of vegetable growing without fertilisers or chemicals of any sort

You are welcome to come down and have a look, or join us for our Friday PermaBee program and learn how to look after a productive and beautiful low maintenance garden under expert guidance. If you want to really learn more, check out our 10 week courses on Friday afternoons.

Getting here

The address is 27 Munda St Randwick NSW 2031

  • Public transport: The closest bus stop is Stop ID: 203443 on the corner of Hendy and Bundock St. It is about five minutes walk to the Hub from here.
  • Bike: There are three separate bike parking spots where you can lock your bike up
  • EV: There is an electric vehicle charging station in the parking lot.

Activities

Adults

There are a range of options to choose from at the Randwick Sustainability Hub including . And don't forget all the self-guided options listed above under  "Things to Do".

School

Primary and secondary schools have a range of options to choose from to support their students and professional development. We also have vacation and after school options available for parent. And don't forget all the self-guided options listed above under  "Things to Do".

Incursions

The Sustainability Education Officer is available to come to your school up to once per term free of charge to run an incursion or provide advice to staff.  Recent visits to schools have included giving advice on managing your school garden and compost heaps. Talks to students about climate change and how to prioritise your environmental actions.  For more information and to tailor an incursion to your needs contact Julian Lee, julian.lee@randwick.nsw.gov.au

Excursions

Excursions are run on-site by our education partner Adamama on a variety of subjects. Learn more

Holiday programs

Holiday programs are run on-site by our education partner Adamama on a variety of subjects. Learn more

Play group

Adamama offers a play-based outdoor learning experience for young children to interact with nature and engage in a range of experiences that supports their learning and development. Learn more

Eastern Suburbs Sustainable Schools Network

Open to teachers, school staff and P&C from schools across the Eastern Suburbs to attend our quarterly network and professional development meetings. Join our mailing list to find out when we are holding our next event. This is a joint initiative between Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra Councils.

Sustainable School Grants

Council supports schools in their sustainability initiatives through a matching grant program. Learn more.

Groups

Council works with and supports local environmental groups through Collaboration for Impact where we offer networking and capacity building opportunities. Examples of workshops we have run include:

Join our mailing list to find out when we are holding our next event.

This is a joint initiative between Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra Councils.

Events

  • NOX - A bi-annual night sculpture walk in collaboration with UNSW
  • Women's Art Prize - A celebration of women's achievements - March
  • Twilight Concert - Family friendly music event on the Village Green at dusk - March
  • Eco Living Festival - A day-long fun event celebrating the environment - September
Last Updated: 8 September 2022
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