South Penrith / Jamisontown - Public Open Space Reinvestment Project

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Update 18 September 2017

Over the last couple of months, Council has been talking to residents of South Penrith and Jamisontown to hear their thoughts on recreation spaces in the local area, and how underutilised parcels of Council-owned land could be repurposed to provide an alternative funding source for local open space upgrades and city-wide projects.

We were keen to hear from the community before making any decisions about the project. We wanted to know what open spaces the local community uses, which spaces (if any) they would be willing to trade off for other benefits, and what improvements they would like to see.

Between April and June, we spoke to residents at local engagement events and collected formal feedback through written submissions and a survey.

We received a lot of feedback from the community, and it’s clear that this is a very important issue. We have spent the last couple of months reviewing all feedback, including survey responses, written submissions, calls and emails sent directly to the project team.

We will consider this feedback when deciding the next steps for the project and are committed to keeping the community updated throughout this process. We will post updates here, and keep everyone who has registered their details on the Your Say Penrith project page up to date as the project is ongoing.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, please contact us on 4732 8109 or email SPJCC@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au


The Public Open Space Reinvestment Project is focusing on quality open spaces for our more established neighbourhoods. Council is working with the community to decide if we should consider selling some small parcels of land that provide little recreational value and reinvest some of the money in improving other recreation spaces in their area. The project process includes an assessment of the amount of open space available in a suburb and, more importantly, the quality of local open space.

The pilot project in Erskine Park has already delivered valuable improvements to the quality of local open space, footpaths and public domain in Erskine Park.

We’re now looking at South Penrith and Jamisontown, where Council owns many areas of open space, and where the community has previously told us they would like improvements to some of the parks and recreation spaces.

Before Council decides anything, we want to know what the community thinks. We want to know what open spaces the local community uses, which spaces (if any) they would be willing to trade off for other benefits, and what improvements they would like to see. Community consultation ended on 11 June 2017.

Update 18 September 2017

Over the last couple of months, Council has been talking to residents of South Penrith and Jamisontown to hear their thoughts on recreation spaces in the local area, and how underutilised parcels of Council-owned land could be repurposed to provide an alternative funding source for local open space upgrades and city-wide projects.

We were keen to hear from the community before making any decisions about the project. We wanted to know what open spaces the local community uses, which spaces (if any) they would be willing to trade off for other benefits, and what improvements they would like to see.

Between April and June, we spoke to residents at local engagement events and collected formal feedback through written submissions and a survey.

We received a lot of feedback from the community, and it’s clear that this is a very important issue. We have spent the last couple of months reviewing all feedback, including survey responses, written submissions, calls and emails sent directly to the project team.

We will consider this feedback when deciding the next steps for the project and are committed to keeping the community updated throughout this process. We will post updates here, and keep everyone who has registered their details on the Your Say Penrith project page up to date as the project is ongoing.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, please contact us on 4732 8109 or email SPJCC@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au


The Public Open Space Reinvestment Project is focusing on quality open spaces for our more established neighbourhoods. Council is working with the community to decide if we should consider selling some small parcels of land that provide little recreational value and reinvest some of the money in improving other recreation spaces in their area. The project process includes an assessment of the amount of open space available in a suburb and, more importantly, the quality of local open space.

The pilot project in Erskine Park has already delivered valuable improvements to the quality of local open space, footpaths and public domain in Erskine Park.

We’re now looking at South Penrith and Jamisontown, where Council owns many areas of open space, and where the community has previously told us they would like improvements to some of the parks and recreation spaces.

Before Council decides anything, we want to know what the community thinks. We want to know what open spaces the local community uses, which spaces (if any) they would be willing to trade off for other benefits, and what improvements they would like to see. Community consultation ended on 11 June 2017.