The community centre is housed in the former Central Illawarra Municipal Council Chambers,
opened in 1901. This operated until the merging of the North Illawarra and Central Illawarra chambers
to create the City of Greater Wollongong in 1947. The building is owned by the Wollongong City Council. The Unanderra Branch Library opened in 1955 within the centre.
It is a double storey brick building with a parapet that held the Projection gear and a corrugated metal roof. The City of Wollongong Heritage Study Data Sheets: Volume 3/5 (1991) assigns the building local historical significance.
The building started its life as the local Cinema Picture Theatre and is a wonderful example of this style of early architecture, many locals have told us stories, with fond memories of the back row of seats at the Saturday flicks. The right side of the building [now the Library] was the original Wollongong Council Chambers.
The Unanderra Community Centre provides community strengthening programs, recreational/social support groups and activities for families, youth, individuals and seniors.
This local hub of community information and activities is a 'place-based' Centre of 'Unanderra Figtree Area Residents Association' (UFARA) which is an organisation governed by a community-based voluntary management committee. A Community Development Co-ordinator manages the Centre facilities, programmes and activities and a Youth Worker co-ordinates the Youth Project and these projects are supported by a team of volunteers.
Unanderra has several local attractions, an old school building in the Woolworth's carpark, several historic houses, the community centre mural depicting the suburb's history and it is the beginning of the branch off the Unanderra - Moss Vale railway line.
The centre provides a variety of activities and services to the residents of the surrounding suburbs of Unanderra, Figtree, Mount Kembla, Coachwood Park, Cordeaux Heights and Farmborough Heights.
Unanderra Community Centre is a dynamic, driving force in the local community, supporting residents in many areas.
These are groups run at our centre both by us and outside agencies.
Monday - 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm - Small Hall.
AMORC - [ Rosicrucian Order ]
3rd Saturday of the month - 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm - Small Hall.
Wednesday - 9.45 am to 2.00 pm - Small Hall.
UCC SENIOR CYBER CLUB
Thursday - 9.30 am to 12.00 Noon - Computer Room..
GGOSPEL MISSION CHURCH
Tuesday - 6.45pm to 8.45 pm - Small Hall.
IILLAWARRA COMPUTER ENTHUSIASTS
4th Saturday of the month - 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm - Small Hall.
ILLAWARRA MACHINE KNITTERS
1st Friday of the month - 10.30 am to 2.30 pm - Small Hall.
MMENTAL HEALTH DISCOVERY/R GROUP
Monday - 10.30 am to 12.30 pm - Small Hall.
MENS 50+ FITNESS GROUP
Monday - 8.00 am to 9.00 am - Main Hall.
RRHEE TEA KWON DO
Monday - 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm - Main Hall.
Wednesday - 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm - Main Hall.
SSenior Womsn's Activity Group
Tuesday - 9.30am to 2.00 pm - Small Hall.
WWEIGHT WATCHERS INTERNATIONAL
Saturday - 7.30am - 9.30am - Small Hall
WOLLONGONG AMATEUR ASTRONOMY CLUB
1st Thursday of the month - 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm - Small Hall.
WOMEN 50+ FITNESS
Monday - 9.30 am to 10.30 am.
Tuesday - 7.30 am to 9.30 am.
Thursday - 7.30 am to 9.30 am.
Monday - 5.45 pm to 7,30 pm - Small Hall.
Wednesday - 5.45 pm to 7,30 pm - Small Hall.
Thursday - 10.30 pm to 12.00 pm - Small Hall.
Tuesday to Thursday - 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm - Main Hall.
Saturday - 10.00am to 10.00am. Main Hall.
Below you will find the groups that run here at the Centre and the times they are on.
The community can hire our Halls for such activities as Local Groups, Meetings and 21st Parties/weddings.
Our large hall was the Unanderra Picture Theatre, It is a pleasant hall that is 15.3 metres x 8.65 metres, Seating 100. It has its own kitchen with servery, fans and heaters.
The Smaller hall is very cosy , it is 12.1 metres x 5.8 metres, Seating 70. It has a kitchen with servery, fans and heaters and has WiFi available if needed.
Hallhire Fee Schedule
These forms below are for your use as a group/hall user. It is your irresponsibility to avail yourself of these forms and the information within them.
Conditions of use of Hall.
[ HAS TO BE READ by hall hirer for their protection ].
Group Info Update, Each January & July..
[ or group will not be placed in our directory ]