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Herb Greedy Hall

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Herb Greedy Hall

Located on Petersham Road near the intersection with Marrickville Road, Herb Greedy Hall is in a great location for hirers.

It is an easy 5–10 minute walk from Marrickville railway station, and right across from a bus stop.

Through a typical week the hall is used by cultural groups, seniors bingo, dance and music classes, Chinese opera and church groups, just to name a few.

The hall can fit 100 people – an ideal size for many community events – and it is highly utilised for birthday parties. With a commercial kitchen, as well as an additional small kitchen, this venue makes it extremely easy for you to self-cater for your event or to bring professional caterers on-site.

Bookings are now online

We've made it easier for you to book a Marrickville Council venue, park or sportsground. Council recently launched an online booking system, where you can browse suitable venues and availability for your event.

If you would like to book a park for a party, venue for a function or a sports event at one of Council's sportsgrounds, please use Council's online booking system to submit your booking request.

Please note all bookings require a lead time of 5 business days prior to the first booking date. Booking forms will no longer be accepted.

Visit this page for all relevant hiring information.

Features

  • Small Hall (16m x 6m) for up to 100 people for a meeting or a dinner/dance
  • Full kitchen
  • Close to public transport
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access via ramp at the rear of the hall via Fletcher Street

Kitchen 1

  • Hot water urn
  • Commercial-style gas top and oven
  • Refrigerator/freezer
  • Cupboard space

Kitchen 2

  • Hot water urn
  • Microwave

Access

  • Wheelchair access at the rear of the hall via Fletcher Street
  • Wheelchair access to toilets

Electrical Facilities

  • Power points on one side wall of hall and side rooms
  • Power points in the kitchens

Parking

Available on the street to the front and rear of the Hall.

Public Transport

Marrickville Station is 10 minutes walk.
423, L23, 425, and 426 buses stop on Marrickville Rd.

History

Herb Greedy Hall is situated under the shadow of the spire of the nearby St Clements Church. Located on Petersham Road, the hall was officially opened on 25 November 1961.

Astute visitors will notice a plaque near the entrance which indicates that the then Mayor of Marrickville, J.J. Fitzgerald officiated at the initial opening ceremony. The hall was subsequently renamed in memory of an Alderman who served on Marrickville Council during the 1960s, Herbert ("Herb") Greedy. In 1996 the Herb Greedy Hall received a $120,000 refurbishment.

Carol Ruff, a prominent mural painter and the artist responsible for some of the artwork featured on the Council's Magic Yellow Bus, did the musically themed mural on Herb Greedy's northern wall.

Today the Herb Greedy Hall remains a popular meeting point for a number of community organisations including seniors groups and affiliated sporting clubs. The Marrickville Heritage Society also meets there regularly.

References:

  • Marrickville: Rural outpost to inner city by Richard Cashman & Chrys Meader. Published by Hale & Iremonger, 1990.
  • Marrickville: People and places by Richard Cashman, Chrys Meader & Anne Carolan. Published by Hale & Iremonger, 1994.
  • Marrickville Council History & Archival Reference Centre Petersham Town Hall.
  • The story of Petersham: 1793-1948 Compiled by Allan M. Shepherd. Published by Petersham Municipal Council, 1949.