New amenities building for David Currie Playspace 

Penrith Mayor Todd Carney demonstrating the ‘Changing Places’ facility that is fitted in the new amenities building.

PENRITH City Council has unveiled a new amenities building at David Currie Playspace in St Clair, placing accessibility at the forefront of its design.

Penrith Mayor Todd Carney said the amenities building is a welcome new feature and a testament to the continuing legacy of David Currie.  

“David Currie was an inspiration to many in our community. He made such a difference through his advocacy for greater accessibility in Penrith,” Cr Carney said.  

“With the addition of the amenities building, more people can enjoy a day out at the park knowing that there are facilities available to accommodate their needs.

“Making Penrith more accessible is a top priority for Council.” 

(L-R) Penrith City Council General Manager Andrew Moore,  Penrith Mayor Todd Carney, Elizabeth Heggart, Margaret Currie alongside members of the Access Committee; Dianne Brooks, Karen McIntyre with her guide dog Sophie, and Carole Grayson stand outside the new amenities building at David Currie Playspace, St Clair. 

The amenities building includes a unisex family change area, a unisex ambulant toilet, a MLAK-fitted accessible toilet and a MLAK-fitted ‘Changing Place’ facility.   

This project is proudly co-funded by Penrith City Council ($200,000) and the Australian Government through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program ($200,000).   

The completion of the amenities building is part of the David Currie Playspace upgrade, a project identified through the Sport and Recreation Strategy which is a 15-year road map for the future provision of sport, play, recreation and open space across our City.  

David Currie Playspace was opened to the public in 2022 and includes a fully fenced playspace with accessible equipment, new pathways including an accessible bike track, fitness equipment, basketball half court, seating, picnic shelter, shade sails, landscaping and car park upgrades.   

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The new amenities building is connected by an accessible pathway to David Currie Playspace in St Clair.