Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen, General Manager Andrew Moore and NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Prue Car in front of the site of the Gipps Street Recreation Precinct main amenities building.
CONSTRUCTION is underway on the main amenities building for the Gipps Street Recreation Precinct in Claremont Meadows.
Located in the centre of the 32-hectare precinct, the building will feature eight modern change rooms which can be converted into four larger change rooms, a large-scale canteen, change rooms for officials, multi-purpose area, storage, parent’s room with baby change table facilities, ambulant toilets, MLAK-fitted accessible toilet with shower, and scoring, administration and first aid rooms.
A MLAK-fitted ‘Changing Place’ facility will also be installed which is designed for those in the community with high support requirements. It will include a height-adjustable adult-sized change table, ceiling track hoist system, centrally-located peninsula toilet, privacy screen, and automatic door.
Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen said the amenities building will be a central feature of the precinct and the largest amenities building in the Local Government Area.
“This facility will complement the floodlit sports fields, netball courts and cricket nets also being built here, to provide our local sports clubs with the high-quality infrastructure they need for competitions and training,” Cr Hitchen said.
“It will also be an inviting space for residents and visitors to meet up, enjoy a snack from the canteen, and soak up the atmosphere.”
“After extensive remediation and landscaping across the precinct, it is exciting for us to take the next step towards Gipps Street becoming a landmark sport and recreation destination for the community.”
The main amenities building is proudly funded by Penrith City Council and the NSW Government who are contributing $1 million through the Greater Cities Sport Facility Fund.
NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Prue Car said that the new amenities will send the message that all are welcome at the precinct and will have the opportunity to access high quality facilities right at their doorstep.
“It’s great to see another landmark destination coming soon to Western Sydney. As a mum, I understand how important these facilities are for everyone in our community,” Minister Car said.
“I cannot wait to see the precinct buzzing with families and local residents, building and fostering connections with each other.”
Gipps Street Recreation Precinct will also feature children’s play areas, a floodlit dog park, youth precinct with floodlit skate park, pump track and multi-sport courts, walking trails, outdoor fitness equipment, picnic areas, and car parking, once complete.
Council’s Sport and Recreation Strategy, which is a 15-year road map for the future provision of sport, play, recreation and open space facilities across the City, helped create the vision for this significant project.
Find out more at: yoursaypenrith.com.au/gippsst