St Marys community facilities getting a facelift

(L-R) Taste of Everything Women’s Group Glenmore Park members Martha Thornley, Lorraine Patoulios, Peggy Harrigan and Linsey Hall with Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen.

WORK is underway to upgrade the much loved and utilised St Marys Community Centre and Senior Citizens Centre.

These centres are being renewed with internal redesigns to improve functionality and accessibility, the construction of meeting, office and activity spaces, and additional storage.

They are the latest community facilities in the Penrith LGA to receive a facelift, with upgrades to Arthur Neave Memorial Hall in Werrington and Floribunda Community Centre in Glenmore Park completed last year. 

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen said community facilities like these bring residents together and help foster a vibrant and resilient community.

(L-R) Community Facilities and Recreation Manager Andrew Robinson, Member for Lindsay Melissa McIntosh, Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen, Nepean Multicultural Access Aged Care Coordinator Elizabeth Chavez, and Manager Laura Sardo.  

“We welcome more than half a million guests and 200 community groups through the doors of our community centres every year,” Cr Hitchen said.

“Many of these facilities have been part of the fabric of the community for decades, as hubs for social groups, local not-for-profit organisations, cultural gatherings and events.”

“These improvements will support community groups to continue providing the community with important programs and services for years to come,” Cr Hitchen said. 

These upgrades have been made possible with $1.5 million from the Australian Government’s Community Development Grant and $2.6 million in funding from Council as part of its ongoing building renewal program.

Over the past three years, Council has also invested almost $2.4 million in upgrades to Castlereagh Hall, Mulgoa Hall, Werrington Downs Neighbourhood Centre, Colyton Neighbourhood Centre and St Marys Arts and Craft Studio as part of its ongoing community centre renewal program. In addition, South Penrith Neighbourhood Centre will receive an upgrade in 2022.

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


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