Soper Place Revitalisation

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Penrith Council is transforming Soper Place car park in the City Centre. This is an exciting, city-shaping project that will help renew our City and will have major benefits for residents, workers, visitors and local businesses.

Part of the existing street level car park at Soper Place (consisting of 120 car spaces) is going to be developed. The new development will provide 600 additional decked car parking spaces, new mixed use commercial premises and green space for the community for recreation and to help combat urban heat.

This project forms part of a larger city-shaping vision, which will see Penrith connected from the CBD through to the Nepean River by beautiful parks and places for people to live, work and enjoy.

The design for Soper Place was decided by a NSW Government Design Excellence Competition, judged by a panel of leading industry professionals. The winning design, by architects Durbach Block Jaggers, is pictured above.

This inspirational design has been lodged as part of Council's Development Application (DA) for the project. Please see box on right (Development Application Information) for more details about how to have your say on the DA.

WHAT COUNCIL IS DOING NOW

To prepare for this development, Penrith City Council first needs to relocate underground services at Soper Place. These works are being carried out by an external contractor, Statewide Civil.

These preparation works include:

  • Relocating and upgrading ageing storm water infrastructure
  • Relocating sewer and electrical cabling
  • Changes to interim car parking access for Soper Place

Approximately 80 parking spaces in Soper Place will be temporarily unavailable while these works occur.

We will be doing the work in phases, and where possible at night, to help minimise disruption to surrounding businesses and regular car park users.

Traffic control measures and signs will be in place to help navigate changes. Council will also be working closely with Statewide Civil to consult with local businesses before these works begin and as they progress. To see an overview of where upcoming works in Soper Place will occur please click on the attached map.

ALTERNATIVE PARKING OPTIONS

Alternative nearby parking (243 parking spaces) is available at North Street car park, located on the corner of Henry and Doonmore Street, approximately five minutes walk from Soper Place. Click here to see how to find North Street car park. To find out more about available parking in the City Centre, you can use Penrith’s Parking app and interactive map at: penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/parking or you can download a map of locations here.

WHY ARE WE TRANSFORMING SOPER PLACE?

We are renewing the city centre to make it easier for everyone to access and enjoy Penrith, and to provide opportunities for businesses to grow and thrive.

The relocation of ageing infrastructure to prepare for the new development at Soper Place means Council can deliver a development solution for Penrith which actively contributes to Cooling the City, instead of just providing more parking.

The revitalisation of Soper Place will not only deliver additional parking. It will be a new destination in our City that will provide improved opportunities for Penrith residents to work, commute and enjoy a new setting for leisure and play.

TIMEFRAME

Work will begin in mid-August 2020 and is expected to be finished in early 2021.

MORE INFORMATION

General enquiries: For general information about the project, please contact Council’s Property team on 4732 8229 or email: soperplacerevitalisation@penrith.city

Works enquiries: For any detailed questions about the preparation works, please contact Council’s Major Projects team on 4732 8099.


Penrith Council is transforming Soper Place car park in the City Centre. This is an exciting, city-shaping project that will help renew our City and will have major benefits for residents, workers, visitors and local businesses.

Part of the existing street level car park at Soper Place (consisting of 120 car spaces) is going to be developed. The new development will provide 600 additional decked car parking spaces, new mixed use commercial premises and green space for the community for recreation and to help combat urban heat.

This project forms part of a larger city-shaping vision, which will see Penrith connected from the CBD through to the Nepean River by beautiful parks and places for people to live, work and enjoy.

The design for Soper Place was decided by a NSW Government Design Excellence Competition, judged by a panel of leading industry professionals. The winning design, by architects Durbach Block Jaggers, is pictured above.

This inspirational design has been lodged as part of Council's Development Application (DA) for the project. Please see box on right (Development Application Information) for more details about how to have your say on the DA.

WHAT COUNCIL IS DOING NOW

To prepare for this development, Penrith City Council first needs to relocate underground services at Soper Place. These works are being carried out by an external contractor, Statewide Civil.

These preparation works include:

  • Relocating and upgrading ageing storm water infrastructure
  • Relocating sewer and electrical cabling
  • Changes to interim car parking access for Soper Place

Approximately 80 parking spaces in Soper Place will be temporarily unavailable while these works occur.

We will be doing the work in phases, and where possible at night, to help minimise disruption to surrounding businesses and regular car park users.

Traffic control measures and signs will be in place to help navigate changes. Council will also be working closely with Statewide Civil to consult with local businesses before these works begin and as they progress. To see an overview of where upcoming works in Soper Place will occur please click on the attached map.

ALTERNATIVE PARKING OPTIONS

Alternative nearby parking (243 parking spaces) is available at North Street car park, located on the corner of Henry and Doonmore Street, approximately five minutes walk from Soper Place. Click here to see how to find North Street car park. To find out more about available parking in the City Centre, you can use Penrith’s Parking app and interactive map at: penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/parking or you can download a map of locations here.

WHY ARE WE TRANSFORMING SOPER PLACE?

We are renewing the city centre to make it easier for everyone to access and enjoy Penrith, and to provide opportunities for businesses to grow and thrive.

The relocation of ageing infrastructure to prepare for the new development at Soper Place means Council can deliver a development solution for Penrith which actively contributes to Cooling the City, instead of just providing more parking.

The revitalisation of Soper Place will not only deliver additional parking. It will be a new destination in our City that will provide improved opportunities for Penrith residents to work, commute and enjoy a new setting for leisure and play.

TIMEFRAME

Work will begin in mid-August 2020 and is expected to be finished in early 2021.

MORE INFORMATION

General enquiries: For general information about the project, please contact Council’s Property team on 4732 8229 or email: soperplacerevitalisation@penrith.city

Works enquiries: For any detailed questions about the preparation works, please contact Council’s Major Projects team on 4732 8099.

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    24 Nov 2020

    Christmas Break information

    Council's enabling works will take a break over the Christmas period between Wednesday 23 December 2020 and Friday 8 January 2021. Works will resume on site at Soper Place again on Monday, 11 January 2021.

    Important update - parking access in Soper Place on 25 November

    Some parts of Soper Place car park will be temporarily closed on Wednesday, 25 November, due to environmental soil sampling. This activity is part of Council's enabling works to prepare for the planned development of Soper Place.

    All parking in the Eastern sections of Soper Place from Woodriff Street will be unavailable for the day - please click here to see a map. Traffic controls will be in place to help car park users navigate this change. Access to parking in the Western side of Soper Place will continue to be available, with access maintained via Woodriff Street.

    Alternate nine-hour parking is also available nearby at North Street car park, on the corner of Henry and Doonmore Streets. For further parking options you can also visit: penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/parking

    Car parking access in Soper Place will return to normal on Thursday 26 November.

    Enabling works update

    A temporary electricity outage will take place from 08.00-17.00 on Sunday 15th November to relocate high voltage lines in Soper Place - all affected addresses have already received notifications directly from Endeavour Energy.

    Council's original timing of the different Phases involved in the enabling works at Soper Place has now changed. The same work is still occurring, just in a different order. We are currently working on Phase 2 (under NSW Health's carpark), with work near Belmore Street now not planned to occur until early 2021.

    Please refer to the updated Soper Place Location of Works map here to see more information about the updated order of works.

    If you have questions about the project, don't hesitate to email us at: soperplacerevitalisation@penrith.city

    Temporary lane closure

    On Wednesday 23 September, between 10am and 2pm, temporary works will occur in the westbound lane on Belmore Street. Access will be maintained through alternating the use of the eastbound lane through traffic controls, which may result in some delays to traffic using Belmore Street.

    These works are required for sewer line investigations which are needed for the enabling works being done by Penrith City Council in Soper Place. We've scheduled this work to occur during non-peak hours to minimise inconvenience for motorists.

    Click here to see a map

    Temporary changed access

    Access to Soper Place carpark via Woodriff Street North will be temporarily closed from 7-11 September because of a high voltage electrical line relocation.

    Carpark access will still be maintained via Lawson Street. A digital message board will be in place to alert motorists.

    Click here to see a map

  • Architect designs for Soper Place development

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