Mess Hall at the Coal Loader - Council spaces and places for hire

Mess Hall at the Coal Loader
Contact details

2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton NSW 2060

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The mess hall
The mess hall
Information about the space

Bookings by external parties for activities that are consistent with the Vision and Objectives below and Council objectives are welcomed and encouraged.

Vision and objectives

The vision for the Coal Loader is to operate a high-quality facility that will educate and inspire the wider community to put sustainable living ideas into practice.

The objectives of the Coal Loader are to:

  • operate an innovative, high-quality learning facility that meets the needs of the community
  • showcase sustainable design/principles that are realistic and transferable to residential stock
  • bring together the best available knowledge and expertise to build community awareness and understanding of sustainable living
  • support and lead the way towards a more sustainable future
  • facilitate community collaboration, leadership and participation

The Mess Hall

The Mess Hall can be booked for functions, meetings and classes of up to 25 persons.

Facilities / equipment
  • Chairs and tables provided (please speak to staff about availability)
  • Projector and screen facilities
  • Crockery and cutlery available by request
  • Access to kitchenette on request inc fridge, freezer, hob and oven
  • No single-use plastics permitted
Ideal for
  • Conferences
  • Classes
  • Workshops
  • Training
  • Small celebrations
Venue capacity
25 people
6.3 metres wide by 9.7 metres long
Hours of use

Monday to Friday, 8am to 10pm

Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 11pm

Unisex disabled toilet
How to book

Minimum 2 hour booking

Fill out a Hire the Mess Hall Form and email it to

Hire costs

Bond $200 - $600

Day rates apply for bookings longer than two consecutive days. Price given upon application.

Day of week Time Cost
Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm $97 per hour
Monday to Friday 4pm to 10pm $115 per hour
Saturday and Sunday 8am to 4pm $125 per hour
Saturday and Sunday 4pm to 11pm $160 per hour
Additional fees
Fee type Cost
Professional staff cost recovery

$115 per hour (inc GST)
Minimum 3 hours

Bins (recycling or landfill) $76 each (inc GST)
Ranger additional call-out $200 (inc GST)
Fire technician Minimum $200 per call out (inc GST)
Filming in public areas (low disruption) $150 (inc GST)
Filming in public areas (medium disruption) $300 (inc GST)
Filming in public areas (high disruption) $500 (inc GST)
Assessment of traffic management plans $155 to $330
Event cancellation fee $100