Hurstville opened its doors for the first time in 1995 and so we are celebrating our 24 year anniversary. During construction in Penshurst Park, Leader photographer Steve Baccon took the historic photo from the top of National Parks and Wildlife Service offices in Hurstville.
The $5.2 million facility was was opened on December 1, 1995 and in 2018-19, our centre had more than 1.2 million visits. It’s amazing to see our facility still running successfully as it was “a miracle” to get it built, recalls former council general manager Howard Wallace as there was no money in the budget for it but he managed to get it “paid for without having to take out a loan and go into debt.”
Read more on the history of our facility written by The Leader here.