A fresh start for the much-loved St Marys Community Centre

Penrith City Council General Manager Andrew Moore; Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen; Nepean Multicultural Access Manager Laura Sardo alongside colleagues, David Ryan and Shahnaz Martin; Community Facilities and Recreation Planner Stephanie Gray; Sarah Mangelsdorf, Nepean Multicultural Access, and Community Facilities and Recreation Manager Andrew Robinson. 

THE new and improved St Marys Community Centre has been unveiled and is ready for the community to enjoy following the completion of extensive upgrades. Community groups and visitors will benefit from the revamped premises which includes a new commercial grade kitchen, updated function and activity space, new flooring, new office and meeting spaces, and improved accessibility, including an adult change facility.  

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen commented on the importance of community facilities as a shared space for social groups, local not-for-profit organisations, cultural gatherings and events.  

“The completion of St Marys Community Centre is an important milestone for our community. The upgrades have made the centre a welcoming space for everyone in our community,” Cr Hitchen said. 

“The accessibility of this centre is of a high standard and the inclusion of an Adult Change Table will allow more people in our community to enjoy the facilities. 

“St Marys Community Centre is the final community centre completed in the Penrith Community Hall Network Upgrades project, following the improved facilities at Arthur Neave Memorial Hall in Werrington and Floribunda Community Centre in Glenmore Park in 2022. These enhancements will support community groups to continue doing their important work in our community.”   

The upgrades at St Marys Community Centre have been made possible with $1.9 million from the Australian Government and $2.76 million in funding from Penrith City Council as part of its ongoing building renewal program. 

For more information or to make a booking, visit penrith.city/halls or call Council on 4732 8021.