More parking along the Nepean River

Member for Penrith Karen McKeown and Mayor of Penrith Todd Carney in the Regatta Park car park.      

THE 90-space car park at Regatta Park will open this week, making it even easier for people to enjoy the recreational precinct.   

The car park is centrally located within Regatta Park for convenient access to the adventure playspace, picnic and BBQs areas, multi-use lawn space and much more.  

It includes two accessible spaces and can be accessed via River Road. 

The new car park is a small piece of the much larger Regatta Park project which falls under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program.  

The Regatta Park project is jointly funded with $21.69 million from Council, $7.5 million from the Australian Government and $7.5 million from the New South Wales Government. 

Outdoor fitness equipment, a central staircase leading to the river foreshore, junior cricket oval, pavilion with undercover water play, amenities building and a kiosk, and precinct-wide landscaping and tree planting will be completed in late 2024, weather permitting.  

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Penrith Mayor Todd Carney said the additional parking means more people can spend longer enjoying everything the Nepean River has to offer.   

“The Regatta Park car park is steps away from the river foreshore, Great River Walk, and plenty of fantastic local cafes and restaurants along the Nepean River,” Cr Carney said.

“A new shared path connecting Regatta Park to the Bridge-to-Bridge loop is also being constructed to improve people’s ability to access the Nepean River which is a critical component of the Our River Masterplan.” 

Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King said western Sydney is a pivotal piece of the future of our nation, with a growing population, diverse community and economic opportunity.  

“We are pleased to work in partnership with the NSW Government and Penrith City Council to deliver this quality community space for locals and visitors to this beautiful region,” the Minister stated.

“This will foster community connections and boost liveability by allowing locals to make better use of the Nepean River foreshore.” 

NSW Planning and Public Spaces Minister Paul Scully added that the car park upgrade will provide greater community access to both Regatta Park and the Nepean River. 

“The Nepean River is a hugely popular attraction now for locals and visitors, and this new investment will allow more people than ever to sample the many activities on offer,” he said. 

“This essential infrastructure project will encourage more families to get out and enjoy the parklands, while also improving street parking in neighbouring roads.” 

Member for Penrith Karen McKeown OAM said it was great to see this latest piece of the Regatta Park project complete. 

“The parking will help encourage more residents and visitors to enjoy the activities and sights of the Nepean River,” Mrs McKeown said.