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A community sporting facility incorporating the South Sydney Rabbitohs
Randwick City Council is planning to build a new sporting facility in Maroubra's Heffron Park known as The Heffron Centre.
Planning for the centre is at an early stage.
The Centre is proposed to be located on Bunnerong Rd on the site of the existing indoor sports centre and gymnastics buildings. Both of these buildings are dated and Council has been planning for their upgrade as part of the Heffron Park Masterplan for many years.
Initial plans for the Heffron Centre are to provide:
- A gymnastics centre
- Indoor sports court suitable for basketball, volleyball, badminton, netball and futsal
- A new home for the South Sydney Rabbitohs (initially proposed for Robey St), including their headquarters, training facilities and community outreach arm Souths Cares.
- Public cafe
Randwick City Council has committed a maximum of $3M to contribute to the South Sydney Rabbitohs component of the estimated $32M project. The remaining funds are being contributed by the Rabbitohs and Federal Government. Further State Government is being sought by the Rabbitohs.
Extensive community consultation will take place once funding is finalised and the preliminary plans are produced.
To be kept informed about this project and other Council consultations, you may wish to register at Council's YourSay Randwick community consultation website.
- Randwick Council Works Committee Report PDF, 991.07 KB. Council report. [9 February 2016]
- Randwick Mayor welcomes Rabbitohs move to Maroubra. Media release. [3 October 2014]