Rate Increase to Impact Residents of Maroubra, Malabar, and Matraville

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A rate increase has been proposed in the 2022-23 Operational Budget that will see the completion of facility upgrades across Maroubra, Malabar and Matraville.

Council announced that it’s pushing for a 2.5 per cent rate increase and a 2.5 per cent domestic waste charge for the incoming financial year, which should generate enough revenues to deliver the following projects: 


  • Finishing the Heffron Centre, the newest community sporting facility at Maroubra’s Heffron Park
  • Construction of new seating and shaded netball court area at Heffron Park Netball Centre
  • Stage one of Heffron Park Criterion Loop construction
  • Replacement of the Des Renford Leisure Centre indoor pool roof and upgrading the poor filtration system
  • Construction of a new amenities block at South Maroubra Beach
  • Upgrade to the Heffron Park irrigation and drainage systems
  • Upgrade to Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club
  • Local road upgrades – Burnie Kelly Dr, The Causeway, Gale Rd, Scott Lane, Portland Cres, Wride St, Maroubra Rd, Osprey Court, Hughes Ave, Beauchamp Rd
  • Local footpath works – Anzac Pde, Malabar Rd, Torrington Rd, Fitzgerald Ave
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  • Design work on Pioneers Park Club House refurbishment
  • Upgrade works to Malabar Memorial Hall and Malabar Community Library
  • Local road upgrade – Victoria Ln, Fishermans Rd
  • Local footpath works – Zions Ave, Howe St.


  • Upgrade works to Malabar Memorial Hall and Malabar Community Library
  • Local road upgrade – Shirley Cres, Daunt Ave.
  • Local footpath works – Eastern Rd, Windsor St.

Thus, residents are encouraged to fill out their inputs on the 2022-23 Operational Plan and Budget online

The consultation period for the rate increase will run until Friday, 27 May 2022. Council said that all submissions will be considered before finalising the plans. 

Residents may also send their inputs through email – council@randwick.nsw.gov.au or snail mail – 30 Frances Street, Randwick NSW 2031.