Located about 10 kilometers north of the CBD of Sydney, Chatswood has a large train interchange and Bus interchange, servicing the North Shore and the Lower North Shore.
Since rebuilding the council area and the library etc, the Chatswood cultural centre has become a meeting place.
This is the meaning of Chatswood, the Concourse where this has been built is the happening place for the cultural meetings, the cultural entertainment and the meeting of people.
Chatswood when it was with the Aboriginal people the Cammeraygal Tribe they clan people, meaning they met on the land and therefore the Concourse of Chatswood is where they met – it is all significant and part of the heritage of Chatswood.
The new council chambers and the Civic Centre house about 850 people, and they hold orchestral recitals, concerts and theatre productions. The whole place has been designed to make the theatregoer enjoy their time with the concourse full of restaurants and cafes and then there is also the food court and the Asian Street Food sections in Westfield Chatswood across the road.
Also in the complex is the Library it has over 5000 square meters of books and reference material, it is part of the Shorelink libraries which also contains the North Sydney Library and the Mosman library, so if the book is not in this library they can get it for you with the exchange programme they run.
The area outside the complex where you can sit on the lawn and meet or eat lunch or catch up with friends while your children run around is ideal for families, We have spent many an afternoon there while the children run around and we catch up.
There is an outdoor Urban screen which is programmed for live sporting events, eg the Rugby World Cup news and national events and live broadcasts that have been sold out and more people would like to view the programme. The screen can also show digital art and open air cinema, ideal in the summer holiday periods.
The whole complex is brilliant and exactly what this area of Sydney required. It is close to the city and close for the nearby suburbs, and the locals of Chatswood and the surrounding suburbs.
Do you have a cultural hub near you?