The Debbie and Abbey Borgia Centre (DAB) is a key recreation and leisure facility in the Marrickville area. The PCYC has managed the operation of the centre for the last 10 years, however the lease agreement with Council recently expired and Council was required by law to conduct an Expression of Interest to assess market interest and then a public tender.
The outcome of this process is expected to be completed by May 2016. To maintain continuity, PCYC agreed to keep managing the centre pending the outcome of the tender process.
The lease agreement for the café has expired. As with the DAB, both an Expression of Interest and a public tender process will identify suitable operators for the café. In the interim, the operator has chosen not to continue the café service and Council is investigating alternative service providers until the tender outcome is finalised.
The outcomes from the Expression of Interest process for the DAB and Steel Park Café were considered at the Council Meeting on Tuesday 1 December. The Business Paper is available here.
The Debbie & Abbey Borgia Community Recreation Centre, opened by Marrickville Council in October 2003, is a state-of-the-art complex comprising three multi-purpose indoor sports courts, eight community meeting and activity rooms and the Steel Park Café.
The site, surrounded by scenic Cooks River parkland, is a popular area for cycling, walking, picnicing and other leisure activities. This facility was designed to complement this setting in our local community.
The Centre provides sport, recreation, leisure and other activities for all sections of the community: toddlers, teenagers, parents, senior citizens, sporting teams, school groups and community organisations.
For information on fees and charges, please contact the Centre on 9559 7722.
Three indoor multi-purpose sports courts catering for:
Two multi-purpose rooms and six meeting rooms with:
The Debbie and Abbey Borgia Centre offers a variety of sporting competitions:
The Centre also offers:
The Steel Park Café, a family-run business, offers a full menu of meals and drinks, providing a great meeting place for Centre users and passers-by. The café has indoor and outdoor seating for 50 people, and can take group bookings and catering orders.
The café is open 8.30am to 10.30pm Monday to Friday, and 9.00am to 7.00pm on weekends and public holidays.