The Heffron Centre

A community sporting facility incorporating the South Sydney Rabbitohs

Artist impression of the Heffron Centre.

Current status

The Heffron Centre is now open to the public! An official community open day is being held on Saturday 1 July 2023. To find out more about playing sport or doing gymnastics onsite, visit


Randwick City Council finished construction on a new community sporting facility in Maroubra's Heffron Park known as The Heffron Centre in April 2023. .

The Development Application for the project was approved in March 2021 and construction is scheduled to commence in mid 2021 and be complete in mid 2023.

The Heffron Centre is located on the Bunnerong Road side of Heffron Park and is built where the existing indoor sports centre and gymnastics buildings were located. Both of these buildings date from the 1940s and are in poor condition and were demolished as part of this project.

Heffron Centre was designed by award winning architect CO-OP Studio, shaped by community feedback, inspired by the culture and people of Randwick.

The Heffron Centre includes:

  • Indoor multi-purpose facility with two indoor sports halls to accommodate sports such as netball, basketball, badminton, volleyball and indoor futsal
  • Dedicated gymnastics facility (33% larger than the existing facility) including high quality amenities such as air conditioning, changerooms and dedicated bathrooms, office administration and parent / participant viewing
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs’ community and high-performance centre including facilities to support Souths Cares’ educational and community programs
  • 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.
Layout of the Heffron Centre.
Inside the Heffron Centre entry with cafe, merchandise outlet and reception for the South Sydney Rabbitohs’ Community and High-performance Centre.
State of the art gymnastics centre.
Inside the indoor sports centre.
Indicative location of proposed Heffron Centre.

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How did we get here?

In April 2020, we asked the community about your aspirations for the Heffron Centre, and what you would like to see be included and how we can best integrate the Heffron Centre into the park. We also consulted with key stakeholders including state sporting bodies and federations.


Both Council and the Rabbitohs have achieved funding contributions through the State and Federal Governments to support the Project. The funding breakdown is below:

Indoor Community Sports Centre and Gymnastics Centre:

  • $22.6M Council contribution. Largely funded through
    borrowings as part of the 2017 Our Community Our Future Plan
  • $3.135M State Government grant
    $25.735M TOTAL

South Sydney Rabbitohs High Performance Centre:

  • $10M Federal Government grant
  • $8.696M State Government grant
  • $4M Rabbitohs contribution
  • $3M Council contribution
    $25.696M TOTAL

Showcase Field (part of the Heffron Park Masterplan):

  • $6.315M Council contribution

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Heffron Centre.

View the FAQ web page.

Latest updates

Community consultation

To find out more information including FAQs and community consultation conducted on this project visit the Your Say Randwick website.

Last Updated: 6 June 2023
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