How it all began
The Drummoyne Community Centre was formed in 1979 following an informal survey by a group of residents interested in child care and related activities which gained support by including the interests of the wider community. It was soon recognised that it would be necessary to approach the local Council as support would be needed in acquiring premises for meetings and community activities.
Rooms at the back of the Library, which was then located in Council’s Administrative Building in Marlborough Street, were made available, but before long the Centre was to outgrow these premises and Council provided a cottage in Bayswater Street. The Centre initially provided occasional child care, coffee mornings and meeting facilities for community groups. As services grew they included information and referrals, leisure classes, after school care and community aid.
Over time Council recognised that the range of services had expanded beyond the capacity of the cottage and that the Centre needed a purpose built facility in a central location. A Planning committee was established and work on the new building started in 1983 on the site of the old Scout Hall in Cometrowe Street.
The current Centre at 10 Cometrowe Street opened in December 1988. We celebrated our 25th anniversary in 2004 with a number of events including launching a book ‘DCC Stories – Celebrating Community’. Copies of this book are available in the City of Canada Bay libraries.