The Granville Centre

About The Granville Centre

Council is developing a new multi-purpose community centre, library, arts and cultural facility in Granville, due for completion in 2020.

The new $23 million purpose built community facility will be located at the Granville Memorial Park site, at the location of the former Granville Youth and Community Recreation Centre.

Project update

The Sydney Central City Planning Panel unanimously approved Council's Development Application on 9 August 2018. You are able to view the Development Application online. The construction stage was officially launched with a ground breaking ceremony on 11 June 2019.


More information

If you would like to find out more information on the project please continue reading our project updates listed below. Alternatively, please contact 8757 9000 or email engagement@cumberland.nsw.gov.au.

About The Granville Centre

Council is developing a new multi-purpose community centre, library, arts and cultural facility in Granville, due for completion in 2020.

The new $23 million purpose built community facility will be located at the Granville Memorial Park site, at the location of the former Granville Youth and Community Recreation Centre.

Project update

The Sydney Central City Planning Panel unanimously approved Council's Development Application on 9 August 2018. You are able to view the Development Application online. The construction stage was officially launched with a ground breaking ceremony on 11 June 2019.


More information

If you would like to find out more information on the project please continue reading our project updates listed below. Alternatively, please contact 8757 9000 or email engagement@cumberland.nsw.gov.au.

  • First concrete pour

    about 2 months ago
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    The first major concrete slab has been poured at the new $23 million Granville Centre, which includes a multipurpose community centre, library and arts facility within walking distance to Granville Train Station.

    Mayor of Cumberland, Steve Christou joined Council staff and the contractor on Wednesday. More than 40 trucks poured around 300 cubic metres of concrete throughout the day.

    Mayor Christou said the first concrete pour was a significant step forward for one of the area’s biggest infrastructure projects.

    "We are committed to delivering a community space where residents can come together to study, learn, connect,...

    The first major concrete slab has been poured at the new $23 million Granville Centre, which includes a multipurpose community centre, library and arts facility within walking distance to Granville Train Station.

    Mayor of Cumberland, Steve Christou joined Council staff and the contractor on Wednesday. More than 40 trucks poured around 300 cubic metres of concrete throughout the day.

    Mayor Christou said the first concrete pour was a significant step forward for one of the area’s biggest infrastructure projects.

    "We are committed to delivering a community space where residents can come together to study, learn, connect, access support and create," he said.

    "With an ambitious program of capital works planned or in progress for Cumberland, the Granville Centre is one of our biggest projects.

    "Now the first major concrete slab has been poured, construction of the Centre is well and truly underway.

    "The approved design will build upon the existing elements of Granville Pool, park lands and will also provide new outdoor recreation facilities.

    "Residents can expect to see the structure take shape over the next year, as will commuters if they’re passing through Granville on the Western line."

    The concrete poured today will be the ground floor of the main building. This is the first of three concrete pours planned for the Centre.

    Construction of the Centre is expected to be complete in the second half of 2020.

    The project is jointly funded by Cumberland Council and the NSW Government's Stronger Communities Fund.

    Council was also awarded funds through the Granville Smart Cities Precinct Pilot Project to ensure the Centre uses smart technologies including energy efficient LED and solar lighting, traffic and parking sensors, surveillance systems and offer public Wi-Fi.

    The NSW Office of Responsible Gambling has also contributed funds to the fit out of the art gallery and arts spaces under the ClubGrants Category 3 Fund.

  • The Granville Centre is on its Way!

    6 months ago
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    Cumberland Council has approved the tender for the construction of the Granville Centre which will see the creation of a community focussed centre, library and art gallery at the Granville Memorial Park site.

    Mayor Greg Cummings said that Council’s approval of the tender to Stephen Edwards Constructions Pty Ltd will allow for construction to commence in June 2019.

    “We are very excited about moving through to the construction phase of this vitally important project for the community.

    “This facility will be the centrepiece of the Council’s community infrastructure in the area and will serve a large footprint due to its...


    Cumberland Council has approved the tender for the construction of the Granville Centre which will see the creation of a community focussed centre, library and art gallery at the Granville Memorial Park site.

    Mayor Greg Cummings said that Council’s approval of the tender to Stephen Edwards Constructions Pty Ltd will allow for construction to commence in June 2019.

    “We are very excited about moving through to the construction phase of this vitally important project for the community.

    “This facility will be the centrepiece of the Council’s community infrastructure in the area and will serve a large footprint due to its ease of access through public transport and central location.

    “Council expect and will encourage enthusiastic use of the facility by the community as there is much to offer residents and community groups, including:

    · Library (1000sqm) and back of house, storage and offices

    · Art Gallery (1000sqm) and multipurpose arts spaces

    · Community Centre including a large hall (1500sqm) and multipurpose rooms, youth facilities, commercial kitchen

    · New pool entry including café and kiosk areas, storage and amenities facilities

    · Multi-sports courts (1.5) and playground

    “The opportunity that this facility affords for positive and creative community interaction can’t be underestimated. I think our community deserves state-of-the-art community spaces, and I confidently anticipate that this centre will be well received and utilised by the people of Cumberland,” Mayor Cummings said.

    Council will mitigate construction impacts to ensure minimal disruption while existing structures are demolished and construction gets underway. The new Centre will be integrated with the existing swimming pool complex, which will remain open to the public throughout the construction phase.

    Construction is expected to be completed in 2020. The project is jointly funded by the NSW Government and Cumberland Council.


  • Granville Multipurpose Centre gets green light

    about 1 year ago
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    Council’s vision for a $22m multi-purpose community centre, library and arts facility in Granville is a step closer with the Sydney Central City Planning Panel unanimously approving Council’s Development Application (DA) on Thursday 9 August.

    Mayor Greg Cummings welcomed the important milestone, saying he looked forward to breaking ground on the project in this financial year.

    “The new multi-purpose centre will give local residents a place where they can meet, study, create and perform,” Mayor Greg Cummings said.

    “The approved design builds upon the existing elements of Granville pool, park lands and outdoor recreation facilities, while delivering ...

    Council’s vision for a $22m multi-purpose community centre, library and arts facility in Granville is a step closer with the Sydney Central City Planning Panel unanimously approving Council’s Development Application (DA) on Thursday 9 August.

    Mayor Greg Cummings welcomed the important milestone, saying he looked forward to breaking ground on the project in this financial year.

    “The new multi-purpose centre will give local residents a place where they can meet, study, create and perform,” Mayor Greg Cummings said.

    “The approved design builds upon the existing elements of Granville pool, park lands and outdoor recreation facilities, while delivering something bold and new.

    “The building is a flagship piece of infrastructure for the area. Commuters on the Western train line and visitors to the park will pass the state of the art facility and see Council’s commitment to the people of Granville.

    “There is an obvious shortfall of community spaces in the Granville area. The multi-purpose centre will help address this by giving residents a modern venue where they can come together as a community.

    “The design of the multi-purpose centre followed extensive community consultation in 2017, to ensure we got the right mix of community space, library and arts space.

    “The DA approved by the Sydney Central City Planning Panel translates the community’s feedback into a design that will gives residents what they asked for and more.”

    The multi-purpose centre will open its doors in 2020 and is jointly funded by the NSW Government's Stronger Communities Fund and Cumberland Council.


  • Community Engagement Outcomes

    over 1 year ago
    Engagement 1

    Over 500 people participated in a wide range of community engagement activities, undertaken in September and October 2017. Participants included interested community members, as well as special interest groups and organisations.

    The engagement process provided the opportunity for community and stakeholders to provide input into the concept designs for the new facility as well as the types of activities, programs and services they would like to see delivered at the new centre.

    Engagement activities included:

    • Community workshops at the Granville Youth and Receration Centre
    • A forum for artists, creatives and arts and cultural organisations at the Granville Town...

    Over 500 people participated in a wide range of community engagement activities, undertaken in September and October 2017. Participants included interested community members, as well as special interest groups and organisations.

    The engagement process provided the opportunity for community and stakeholders to provide input into the concept designs for the new facility as well as the types of activities, programs and services they would like to see delivered at the new centre.

    Engagement activities included:

    • Community workshops at the Granville Youth and Receration Centre
    • A forum for artists, creatives and arts and cultural organisations at the Granville Town Hall
    • Community consultation stalls held at various locations across Granville (including Granville Memorial Park, Granville Youth and Recreation Centre, Granville Town Centre, Granville Library and Thomas Ater Basketball Court)
    • Workshops with children and young people, held at a number of schools int he Granville area
    • An online community survey available on Council's website.
    To read more about the community engagement outcomes please download a copy of the summary or report from the document library on the right hand side of this page.