Whites Creek Cottage is a community facility suitable for small community gatherings, meetings, celebrations or low impact events or activities. The facility is operated by Inner West Council - Leichhardt as an unstaffed community venue.
As Whites Creek Cottage is nestled in a residential area, it is not available for high impact events defined in Council's General Conditions of Hire (PDF 130KB)..
Viewing of Whites Creek Cottage is available only upon appointment.
The facility comprises the following venues available for hire:
- Melaleuca Room - main room
- Grevillia Room - small meeting room
Hire of either of the above listed rooms includes shared use of the facility kitchen which is a basic domestic kitchen with a fridge, microwave, and stove. Cutlery, plates, and glasses are not provided. Within the facility there are 3 trestle tables and 20 chairs available for use. There is a compostable toilet located on the back veranda as well as public toilets are available downstairs at the rear of the premises.
Within the Whites Creek Cottage facility, is the Whites Creek Cottage Stables. The Stables are a covered outdoor area suitable for environmental workshops and activities, as well as a perfect location for children's birthday parties. Please note that your hire of The Stables does not give you exclusive use to the adjacent park land. This space is available for hire through Council's Parks and Playgrounds.
The maximum capacity of the whole facility is 32 persons at any one time.
The maximum capacity of the Melaleuca room is 30 persons (standing).
The maximum capacity of the Grevillia room is 10 persons.
Please note that Whites Creek Cottage is an unstaffed community venue, and therefore staff are not located on site.
Council staff are available to take enquiries regarding this facility between 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
Location: 31 White Street, Lilyfield, 2040
Phone: 02 9367 9222
Monday to Friday
9am - 5pm
Please read the Hire Information and Fees and Charges documents below prior to making a booking application.
Whites Creek Cottage Floor Plan (PDF 145.3KB)
General Conditions of Hire (PDF 173.3KB)
Whites Creek Cottage venue information (PDF 114.3KB)
Fees and Charges
Whites Creek Cottage Fees and Charges 2016-2017 (PDF 385.3KB)
To make a booking you can complete the application form below:
Community Facility Booking Application Form (PDF 122.2KB)
Alternatively you can use our online booking form at the link below:
Reduced Fees and Fee Waivers
Inner West Council offers reduced fees and fee waivers for a number of Council venues and services to eligible applicants. The program aims to support organisations, community groups, and individuals with limited income streams to provide projects, programs, events, and activities for the benefit of the local community. This program assists Council and the community to achieve shared objectives outlined in Councils Strategic Plans. The program is guided by Council's Grants and Community Resourcing Policy 2012 - Find out more about Council's reduced fees and fee waivers