Construction Of New Matraville Youth And Community Hall Begins

Matraville Youth and Community Hall
Artist’s impression of view from corner Knowles and Flanders Ave (Photo credit: Randwick City Council)

Works on the new Matraville Youth and Community Hall are well underway, with plans to replace the current structure with a single-storey building featuring the community hall and a covered outdoor space adjoining the hall.

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It will also have its own kitchen, storage area, bin / waste area, services room, male and female bathrooms, an accessible bathroom and entry foyer.

The existing structure, footpaths and retaining walls at the site were demolished before works commenced in January 2023. 

Photo credit: Randwick City Council

The demolished structure located at 1-5R Knowles Avenue Matraville, was constructed in the 1960s, was in poor condition and was not serving the community well. 

Based on the feedback received from the community during the consultation period, locals wanted a space for activities such as dance or exercise classes, youth programs and indoor sports.

The old Matraville Youth and Community Hall (Photo credit: Randwick City Council)

Matraville Youth and Community Hall, located on the corner of Knowles Avenue and Pozieres Avenue has been used by locals for a range of activities including karate, dance and music classes, exercise classes and children’s birthday parties. The hall also provides a large space with toilets and kitchen. 

Once the upgrades are complete, the new community hall expected to cost $4 million will also be equipped with new sustainability features, including solar panels and battery storage, rainwater tanks for water reuse, energy efficient hot water, lighting and heating, fans and large louvre openings to assist natural ventilation, and EV charging station on the street.

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Based on Randwick City Council’s projected timeline for the project, works would be complete by March 2024.

For further updates, visit Council’s website or call Council’s senior project manager at 02 9093 6759.