Participation in sport and leisure activities, whether with family and friends or in more competitive forms, are part of the Australian way of life. They provide opportunities to introduce members of a community, developing an inclusive community that transcends age groups and cultural barriers. Participation is closely matched by strong support of our local, regional and national sporting teams, often passed down from generation to generation, with strong nostalgic and emotional bonds formed between spectator and club that resist pressure from friends and peer alike.
Heffron Park’s history includes farming settlements, navy storage during World War 2, a migrant hostel in the years following the war, and now a wide range of public sport and recreation activities. Sport has historically played a big role right across the community. From Rugby League to Surfing, with a large emphasis on community sport.
Our approach to completing the final piece of the Heffron Park redevelopment was centred on a philosophy of community inclusiveness. This combination of social activation initiatives and the creation of a visual statement will help develop a sense of pride within the community. A successful partnership between the Randwick community and one of the most recognisable sporting teams in the country in the South Sydney Rabbitohs provides the community with access to multi-purpose sport, function and educational spaces, public café, as well as corporate function and media production facilities. The Rabbitohs new home allows the entire organisation to assemble in one location. It enables individuals across the Club to get the best out of themselves, to aspire to greatness, and foster collaboration across all streams of the club, with access to all facilities on site. Importantly, fans can enjoy visiting and competing in a state-of-the-art facility side by side with their heroes.