The Incinerator Art Space was opened in 2011 and has a café at street level. It is located in Small Street, Willoughby, adjacent to Bicentennial Park & Reserve. There is plenty of parking, and it’s a favourite for fitness devotees who visit the nearby Willoughby Leisure Centre, or walkers just popping in for a coffee, breakfast, brunch or lunch.
Designed by Walter Burley-Griffin, it was originally a garbage destructor and sewage dump, operating from 1934 to 1972, when it was shut down due to complaints about the smoke and smell.
It has had several lives since then, including a Restaurant and offices. The Incinerator is listed on the NSW State Heritage Register, and a major refurbishment and structural repair project began in 2007 before it was re-launched in 2011.