Auburn South Community and Recreation Centre

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Council is developing a new multi-purpose community facility at 179 Chisholm Road, Auburn (the former Auburn RSL Bowling Club site) called the ‘Auburn South Community and Recreation Centre’.

The new facility will deliver much needed additional meeting, event and activity spaces for residents and community groups and provide five outdoor synthetic multi-purpose sport courts.

The Auburn South Community and Recreation Centre aligns with Council’s Cumberland Community Strategic Plan 2017-2027, helping to achieve ‘Strategic Goal 1: A great place to live’. You can view this document online.


Community engagement - concept design phase

From February to April 2019, Council engaged the community and key stakeholders about concept designs and the types of programs and services that should run from the Centre. A number of engagement activities were undertaken throughout this period, including:

  • This ‘Have Your Say’ page, which also hosted a community feedback survey.
  • The community feedback survey was also distributed to 10 local schools, 3 education and care services in the surrounding area and playgroups to share with families linked to their services.
  • The community feedback survey was further distributed through community networks, including to sports facility users, sport and recreation clubs, community facility users, local youth and community groups.
  • Community forums were conducted at Berala Community Centre on 19 March 2019 and at Auburn West Public School on 21 March 2019.
  • Feedback sessions were conducted with Council’s Recreation & Sports Advisory Panel on 19 February 2019, Access Committee on 28 February 2019, CALD Committee on 14 March 2019 and two focus groups held in April 2019.
  • Social media posts promoting the exhibition period and inviting feedback were also undertaken.

To read a summary of the engagement outcomes for the concept design phase, please click here.

A detailed report about the community engagement process, can be found here.


Council resolution concept design phase community engagement

The outcomes of community engagement for the concept design phase was reported to Council on Wednesday 17 July 2019. The Council resolved to:

  1. Receive and note the outcomes of the community engagement program undertaken to inform the development of the Auburn South Community and Recreation Centre detailed in Attachment 1.
  2. Proceed to the detailed design phase for the new community facility in 2019/20.
  3. Exhibit the detailed design for public comment.

You can view the Council report here.

Council is developing a new multi-purpose community facility at 179 Chisholm Road, Auburn (the former Auburn RSL Bowling Club site) called the ‘Auburn South Community and Recreation Centre’.

The new facility will deliver much needed additional meeting, event and activity spaces for residents and community groups and provide five outdoor synthetic multi-purpose sport courts.

The Auburn South Community and Recreation Centre aligns with Council’s Cumberland Community Strategic Plan 2017-2027, helping to achieve ‘Strategic Goal 1: A great place to live’. You can view this document online.


Community engagement - concept design phase

From February to April 2019, Council engaged the community and key stakeholders about concept designs and the types of programs and services that should run from the Centre. A number of engagement activities were undertaken throughout this period, including:

  • This ‘Have Your Say’ page, which also hosted a community feedback survey.
  • The community feedback survey was also distributed to 10 local schools, 3 education and care services in the surrounding area and playgroups to share with families linked to their services.
  • The community feedback survey was further distributed through community networks, including to sports facility users, sport and recreation clubs, community facility users, local youth and community groups.
  • Community forums were conducted at Berala Community Centre on 19 March 2019 and at Auburn West Public School on 21 March 2019.
  • Feedback sessions were conducted with Council’s Recreation & Sports Advisory Panel on 19 February 2019, Access Committee on 28 February 2019, CALD Committee on 14 March 2019 and two focus groups held in April 2019.
  • Social media posts promoting the exhibition period and inviting feedback were also undertaken.

To read a summary of the engagement outcomes for the concept design phase, please click here.

A detailed report about the community engagement process, can be found here.


Council resolution concept design phase community engagement

The outcomes of community engagement for the concept design phase was reported to Council on Wednesday 17 July 2019. The Council resolved to:

  1. Receive and note the outcomes of the community engagement program undertaken to inform the development of the Auburn South Community and Recreation Centre detailed in Attachment 1.
  2. Proceed to the detailed design phase for the new community facility in 2019/20.
  3. Exhibit the detailed design for public comment.

You can view the Council report here.