Maybanke Community Centre

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Determined


The original motion was moved by Councillor Chung, seconded by Councillor Forster.

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council note:

(i)         as condition of sale the City has negotiated the provision of full sized multi-purpose courts at the Fig and Wattle site in Ultimo because there are currently no full-sized courts or community sports facilities in the Pyrmont Peninsula;

(ii)        the Ultimo Community Centre provides outdoor multi-purpose courts and the Maybanke Community Centre is used for basketball and tennis;

(iii)      residents have reported that the existing Maybanke Community Centre in Harris Street, Pyrmont is not fit for purpose, the site is bounded by sandstone and it is steep, which makes it challenging to excavate with its upper court locked for residents to hire and the converted toilet block only capable of accommodating around 10 to 15 people inside;

(iv)      the City of Sydney is currently undertaking an $5 million upgrade of the Pyrmont Community Centre to include new toilet and shower facilities; and

(v)       infrastructure contributions are made by developers to help deliver the infrastructure needed as communities grow, these contributions are used to deliver open space, community facilities, traffic and transport, and stormwater drainage infrastructure across the City of Sydney; and

(B)      the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)         write to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to seek an update on their investigation into the redevelopment of Maybanke Community Centre, as per the Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy; and

(ii)        update Council after an updated assessment of the recreation needs of Pyrmont over the next few years, taking into account the delivery of the Fig and Wattle site in 2024, and feedback from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment as to their own investigations for Maybanke and the Pyrmont Peninsula, with a view to redeveloping the Maybanke site in Harris Street, Pyrmont as a Community Sports and Recreation Centre, with an update to Council via CEO Update.

The amended motion was carried unanimously.



Report author: Erin Cashman

Publication date: 15/11/2021

Date of decision: 15/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 15/11/2021 - Council

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