Genia McCaffery Centre at the Coal Loader - Council spaces and places for hire

Genia McCaffery Centre at the Coal Loader
Contact details

2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton NSW 2060

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Presenter in front of seated audience
Presenter in front of seated audience
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 Genia McCaffery Centre

The Genia McCaffery Centre has valuable educational resources, thus activities such as weddings or parties not directly related to the site's primary function will not be considered.

Facilities / equipment
  • Chairs and tables provided (please speak to staff about availability)
  • Projector and screen facilities
  • Solar-powered heat pump for heating and cooling
  • Back deck for break-out space and food service on request
  • Crockery and cutlery available by request
  • Access to kitchenette on request including the chilled and boiled water
  • No single-use plastics permitted
Ideal for
  • Private conferences
  • Classes
  • Workshops
  • Small public exhibitions
  • Information sessions
Venue capacity
70 (theatre style seating)
10.5 metres wide by 7.5 metres long
Hours of use

Monday to Friday, 9am to 10pm

Saturday, 10am to 11pm

Unisex disabled toilet; male and female public toilets
How to book

Minimum 2 hour booking

Fill out a Hire the Genia McCaffery Centre 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 9am to 4pm $97 per hour
Monday to Friday 4pm to 10pm $115 per hour
Saturday 10am to 4pm $125 per hour
Saturday 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