Sport, Recreation, Play and Open Space Strategy

We understand the importance of sport, recreation, play and open spaces in our community. We’re currently developing a 10 year strategy to ensure these valuable assets and services remain at the forefront of our planning priorities in the coming years.

The strategy will inform how we prioritise and invest in these spaces, to best meet the needs of our communities in the future.

We’re already looking at what facilities and spaces we currently have, and assessing what changes need to be made, based on previous reports and plans.

And, because it’s important that we get this right, we’re also asking for input and ideas from the people who know the facilities, spaces and communities best – you.

We aim to complete the strategy by December 2017.

How to have your say

There are multiple ways to get involved and give us your feedback.

Take the community survey
Complete the ‘Sport, Recreation, Play and Open Spaces Community Survey’ to tell us what you love about Penrith’s sport, recreation, play and open spaces, and what you’d like to see added or improved.

The survey is available from 8 May – 25 June.

Attend the community forum
The community forum is an opportunity for you to speak directly with Council staff and expert consultants and review some of the survey data already collected, to help inform the strategy.

The community forum will be held in the Nepean room at Penrith Civic Centre, 601 High Street, on Tuesday 13 June from 6.30 – 8pm.

Come to a pop-up workshops
Pop-up workshops are an informal opportunity for you to speak with Council staff and expert consultants.

Pop-up workshops will be held at the following locations:

  • St Clair Shopping Centre – Monday 29 May, 10.30am – 12pm
  • Glenmore Park Shopping Centre - Monday 29 May, 2.30 - 4.30pm
  • Mulgoa Shopping Centre – Tuesday 30 May, 2.30 - 4pm
  • Penrith Paceway Markets – Wednesday 31 May, 9.30 – 11.30am
  • Queen Street Mall, Coachmans Park St Marys – Wednesday 31 May, 1 – 3pm
  • Cranebrook Shops – Thursday 1 June, 10.30am – 12pm
  • Londonderry Shops – Thursday 1 June, 2.30 – 4pm
  • Jamison Park – Saturday 3 June, 10am – 12pm

Attend a focus group

We have extended our online survey engagement to capture as many responses as possible we will be holding our 2 focus groups in August a date will be provided shortly.
The focus groups will review the survey results and help make sure we’re on the right track before we compile the draft strategy.

If you're interested in coming to one of the focus groups, please subscribe to project updates via the 'Stay Informed' box located at the bottom right hand side of the screen.

We'll be sending invitations for the focus groups via this list closer to the time.

Sport clubs and organisations

Complete the ‘Sport clubs' and organisations' survey’.

The clubs and organisations survey will be available from 15 May - 29 June.

We will also be holding two sports summits in late May/ early June. All local clubs will be sent a formal invitation to attend one of the summits.

These summits are designed to give local sporting clubs a chance to provide input into our sport, recreation, play and open spaces strategy.

We understand the importance of sport, recreation, play and open spaces in our community. We’re currently developing a 10 year strategy to ensure these valuable assets and services remain at the forefront of our planning priorities in the coming years.

The strategy will inform how we prioritise and invest in these spaces, to best meet the needs of our communities in the future.

We’re already looking at what facilities and spaces we currently have, and assessing what changes need to be made, based on previous reports and plans.

And, because it’s important that we get this right, we’re also asking for input and ideas from the people who know the facilities, spaces and communities best – you.

We aim to complete the strategy by December 2017.

How to have your say

There are multiple ways to get involved and give us your feedback.

Take the community survey
Complete the ‘Sport, Recreation, Play and Open Spaces Community Survey’ to tell us what you love about Penrith’s sport, recreation, play and open spaces, and what you’d like to see added or improved.

The survey is available from 8 May – 25 June.

Attend the community forum
The community forum is an opportunity for you to speak directly with Council staff and expert consultants and review some of the survey data already collected, to help inform the strategy.

The community forum will be held in the Nepean room at Penrith Civic Centre, 601 High Street, on Tuesday 13 June from 6.30 – 8pm.

Come to a pop-up workshops
Pop-up workshops are an informal opportunity for you to speak with Council staff and expert consultants.

Pop-up workshops will be held at the following locations:

  • St Clair Shopping Centre – Monday 29 May, 10.30am – 12pm
  • Glenmore Park Shopping Centre - Monday 29 May, 2.30 - 4.30pm
  • Mulgoa Shopping Centre – Tuesday 30 May, 2.30 - 4pm
  • Penrith Paceway Markets – Wednesday 31 May, 9.30 – 11.30am
  • Queen Street Mall, Coachmans Park St Marys – Wednesday 31 May, 1 – 3pm
  • Cranebrook Shops – Thursday 1 June, 10.30am – 12pm
  • Londonderry Shops – Thursday 1 June, 2.30 – 4pm
  • Jamison Park – Saturday 3 June, 10am – 12pm

Attend a focus group

We have extended our online survey engagement to capture as many responses as possible we will be holding our 2 focus groups in August a date will be provided shortly.
The focus groups will review the survey results and help make sure we’re on the right track before we compile the draft strategy.

If you're interested in coming to one of the focus groups, please subscribe to project updates via the 'Stay Informed' box located at the bottom right hand side of the screen.

We'll be sending invitations for the focus groups via this list closer to the time.

Sport clubs and organisations

Complete the ‘Sport clubs' and organisations' survey’.

The clubs and organisations survey will be available from 15 May - 29 June.

We will also be holding two sports summits in late May/ early June. All local clubs will be sent a formal invitation to attend one of the summits.

These summits are designed to give local sporting clubs a chance to provide input into our sport, recreation, play and open spaces strategy.

  • CLOSED: This survey closed on 25 June 2017.

    Sport, Recreation, Play & Open Spaces – Community Survey

    Penrith City Council owns a large number of sport, recreation, play and open spaces. These spaces have a variety of facilities and equipment for the community to use. 

    Council is currently developing a strategy to inform how we prioritise and invest in these spaces, to best meet the needs of our communities over the next 10 years.

    We are committed to improving our sport, recreation, play and open spaces to better meet the needs of the community.

    This survey invites your feedback on:

    Penrith City Council owns a large number of sport, recreation, play and open spaces. These spaces have a variety of facilities and equipment for the community to use. 

    Council is currently developing a strategy to inform how we prioritise and invest in these spaces, to best meet the needs of our communities over the next 10 years.

    We are committed to improving our sport, recreation, play and open spaces to better meet the needs of the community.

    This survey invites your feedback on:

    • your use of open spaces
    • your views on the current facilities and spaces across the Penrith LGA
    • what aspects and facilities of open spaces are most important to you

    Council will consider all feedback before drafting the strategy and action plans.

    Complete Form
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Clubs' and Organisations' survey

    We want to know what state organisations, regional associations/ peak bodies and local sporting clubs need and want for the future.

    We want to know about your organisation/ club’s sustainability, growth and capacity to contribute to any proposed developments.

    This information will help us set the right priorities for development over the next 10 years.

    Please note: this survey should only be completed by the official representative of your organisation or club. Individuals with their own personal views should complete the community survey.

    We want to know what state organisations, regional associations/ peak bodies and local sporting clubs need and want for the future.

    We want to know about your organisation/ club’s sustainability, growth and capacity to contribute to any proposed developments.

    This information will help us set the right priorities for development over the next 10 years.

    Please note: this survey should only be completed by the official representative of your organisation or club. Individuals with their own personal views should complete the community survey.

    Complete Form