St Peters Town HallLast updated Friday, 26 Nov 2010.
St Peters Town Hall was erected in 1927 and replaced an earlier town hall. The World War One memorial was removed from the original town hall and placed in the foyer. It contains several hundred names of people who fought in World War I as well as the names of those who died. The location of the new hall reflected a shift in the focus of the community of St Peters following 1919 boundary changes when the land between Unwins Bridge Road and the Illawarra Road was added to the St Peters Municipality. For several years after the Second World War, St Peters Town Hall neighboured an intriguing relic of the conflict in the form of an air raid shelter. Marrickville Council sought tenders for its removal in 1969. There is also a memorial to those who fought in World War Two.
St Peters Library opened on 3 December 1949 in the town hall. In 1986 the library was renamed the St Peters/Sydenham Branch Library and was relocated downstairs to the main hall. Political parties, cadet organisations and professional groups have all booked the town hall for functions over the years. Weddings, parties and ‘Punch and Judy’ shows are just some of the social events which have featured in the town hall since the 1920s. Opposite St Peters Town Hall is a large 4.5 hectare park known as Sydenham Green. This was where 150 houses were acquired and demolished by the Federal Government following the opening of the third runway and expansion of Sydney airport in the 1990s. St Peters/Sydenham Library currently holds a large collection focusing on the myriad issues associated with the opening of the third runway.
Additional purpose: The St Peters Town Hall houses within its facility: A library, 3 Office spaces leased to community organisations and two meeting spaces for use by the local community
Co-located facility:library can also be found at the same location as St Peters Town Hall.
Category: Community Hall
Phone: 02 9335 2222
39 Unwins Bridge Road
St Peters, NSW 2044
Other facilities in St Peters
Local Government Area: Marrickville Council
- Children's Literacy and reading
- Community learning and skill development training
- Community social events e.g. weddings
- Community workshops and participatory activities
- Dance performances
- Education programs for schools
- Indigenous arts exhibitions and events
- Library services
- Music performances
- Social history exhibitions
- Theatre performances
- Youth programs and activities
Dedicated parking: St Peters Town Hall does not have dedicated parking.
CateringNo catering facilities are on offer.
School visitors: 20.0
Hiring a facility
If you would like to enquire about any of our facilities, contact us:
- Phone: 02 9335 2222
- Website: http://www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au/MARRICKVILLE/INTERNET/me.get?site.home&PAGE1286