Draft Sport and Recreation Strategy

We want your thoughts on the Draft Sport and Recreation Strategy

Penrith City Council has developed a draft Sport and Recreation Strategy to ensure our sport and recreation assets and services remain at the forefront of our planning priorities over the next 15 years.

With help from the community, we developed a strategy to inform how we prioritise and invest in these spaces, to best meet the needs of our communities in the future. The draft strategy includes 82 proposed projects valued at $125 million to be delivered in the first five years, making first class recreation and sport facilities available for residents close to home.

The draft strategy proposes a number of exciting sporting facility and playground projects, such as the provision of an outdoor gym in Chapman Gardens, the creation of a multi-purpose recreation space in Cambridge Gardens and Bennett Park, among others.

It also proposes the city’s first synthetic sportsground to be installed at Jamison Park by 2021, with further upgrades to sporting amenities including; Mulgoa Rise, Hunter Fields, Roper Rd, Leonay Oval, and Parkes Ave.

It contains provisions for protecting and enhancing the natural environment while utilising the vast open space we have available in Penrith, which is one of the things the community told us they wanted acknowledged in the draft strategy.

Infographic of current sports and recreation resources and what is proposed

Now we’re asking for your feedback on the draft strategy so we can get on with the important work of providing the best possible sport and recreation facilities and services for residents.

You can help us finalise this strategy by reviewing the draft strategy available in the document library and then completing the survey below. The survey will be available for completion from 13 January to 1 March 2020.

This draft Strategy is supported by a Projects in My Area interactive online tool that outlines projects and facilities to be delivered over the next 5 years.

We are also holding two community/resident pop-up sessions where you can attend and tell us directly what you would like to see changed or improved in the draft strategy.


The sessions will be held as follows:

Community Resident Pop Up Feedback

Penrith Civic Centre 601 High Street, Penrith

Tuesday 18 February 2020 11am - 1pm, and

Wednesday 19 February 2020 6.30 - 8.30pm


St Marys Senior Citizens Centre, 29 Swanston Street, St Marys (Cnr of Mamre Road and Great Western Highway)

Thursday 20 February 2020 4.30 - 7.30pm


Community & Sports Organisation Feedback Sessions

A range of meeting times for state sports organisations, regional associations / peak bodies with local sporting clubs are available between the Monday 10 to Thursday 19 February 2020. Please contact Community Facilities and Recreation Team on 4732 8655 or recreation@penrith.city for an appointment.

We look forward to working with the community to provide the best possible sport and recreation facilities for local residents in Penrith.


View the draft strategy here


We want your thoughts on the Draft Sport and Recreation Strategy

Penrith City Council has developed a draft Sport and Recreation Strategy to ensure our sport and recreation assets and services remain at the forefront of our planning priorities over the next 15 years.

With help from the community, we developed a strategy to inform how we prioritise and invest in these spaces, to best meet the needs of our communities in the future. The draft strategy includes 82 proposed projects valued at $125 million to be delivered in the first five years, making first class recreation and sport facilities available for residents close to home.

The draft strategy proposes a number of exciting sporting facility and playground projects, such as the provision of an outdoor gym in Chapman Gardens, the creation of a multi-purpose recreation space in Cambridge Gardens and Bennett Park, among others.

It also proposes the city’s first synthetic sportsground to be installed at Jamison Park by 2021, with further upgrades to sporting amenities including; Mulgoa Rise, Hunter Fields, Roper Rd, Leonay Oval, and Parkes Ave.

It contains provisions for protecting and enhancing the natural environment while utilising the vast open space we have available in Penrith, which is one of the things the community told us they wanted acknowledged in the draft strategy.

Infographic of current sports and recreation resources and what is proposed

Now we’re asking for your feedback on the draft strategy so we can get on with the important work of providing the best possible sport and recreation facilities and services for residents.

You can help us finalise this strategy by reviewing the draft strategy available in the document library and then completing the survey below. The survey will be available for completion from 13 January to 1 March 2020.

This draft Strategy is supported by a Projects in My Area interactive online tool that outlines projects and facilities to be delivered over the next 5 years.

We are also holding two community/resident pop-up sessions where you can attend and tell us directly what you would like to see changed or improved in the draft strategy.


The sessions will be held as follows:

Community Resident Pop Up Feedback

Penrith Civic Centre 601 High Street, Penrith

Tuesday 18 February 2020 11am - 1pm, and

Wednesday 19 February 2020 6.30 - 8.30pm


St Marys Senior Citizens Centre, 29 Swanston Street, St Marys (Cnr of Mamre Road and Great Western Highway)

Thursday 20 February 2020 4.30 - 7.30pm


Community & Sports Organisation Feedback Sessions

A range of meeting times for state sports organisations, regional associations / peak bodies with local sporting clubs are available between the Monday 10 to Thursday 19 February 2020. Please contact Community Facilities and Recreation Team on 4732 8655 or recreation@penrith.city for an appointment.

We look forward to working with the community to provide the best possible sport and recreation facilities for local residents in Penrith.


View the draft strategy here