Penrith City Council(02) 4732 7777(02) 4732 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au601 High StPenrithNSW2750Australia
Penrith is undergoing some exciting changes as it evolves into a world-class city and destination. Extensive planning and work are underway for city-shaping projects in our eastern city centre, such as the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport rail link, which will start in St Marys. The St Marys Central Park is a key project in the realisation of Council’s aspirations to support a heart for the Town Centre as identified in the St Marys Structure Plan.
To enhance liveability for existing and future residents and to welcome visitors in the coming years, St Marys will be transformed into a modern and connected city centre, complete with a new green civic heart, Central Park.
The $21 million St Marys Central Park and Entertainment area project will feature a large central lawn, outdoor performance stage, natural shade and public artwork, providing the perfect place for people to relax, play, meet friends and be entertained.
It will provide a central meeting place for the community to gather and meet, while the entertainment area will enable local and regional groups and performers to showcase and highlight the area’s abundant talent.
Importantly, the park will see St Marys evolve into a vibrant destination by building an important connection between Queen Street, Lang and Kokoda Parks, Ripples, the local shopping precincts and infrastructure connections and facilities. It will also help to stimulate both the day and night-time local economies.
In the early engagement for the Structure Plan, people were asked if they would like to see a new town park for St Marys and people suggested the following elements:
Lawns, trees and greenery
Street furniture, including seating and benches, tables, water bubblers, etc
Public or community art
Play spaces or equipment
Suggestions for the functions of the Town Park include:
Gathering and socialising
Sitting and relaxation
Outdoor dining and picnicking
Markets, exhibitions and events
Council has received $21 million for the delivery of St Marys Central Park through the NSW Government's Western Sydney Infrastructure Grants Program.