Sports Upgrades

Sports Upgrades

Penrith City Council will soon commence construction works at Harold Corr Oval in Herbert St, Cambridge Park. The existing grounds are set to be upgraded into a quality athletics precinct featuring an all-weather synthetic track – the first of its kind in the Penrith Local Government Area.

The Harold Corr Athletics Track Upgrade (pdf 900.3KB) is a $5 million project jointly funded by Council and through the NSW Government’s Penrith Sport Election Commitment Program. The Australian Government has also contributed to the works. The project will be staged in line with funding availability.

The upgrade of the site will have several benefits for the City; this project will improve the access and quality of the facility for athletics clubs and schools whilst encouraging greater sporting participation and recreation opportunities for residents.

Construction is planned to commence early September 2021 and the project is due for completion by 30 September 2022. Please note, the start date may be delayed pending changes due to the evolving COVID-19 situation.

Harold Corr Oval will be closed to the public for the duration of works. Council is working with the contractor to minimise disturbances for residents including restricting construction noise to between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 1pm on Saturday.

Other nearby parks and reserves, including Shaw Park and Werrington Lake Reserve, Cambridge Park will be open and accessible for community members during construction.

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Harold Corr Concept Designs

The new multi-use synthetic facility at Jamison Park was officially opened in December 2021. 
 
The $4 million project forms part of Council’s Sport and Recreation Strategy and was proudly funded by the NSW Government through the Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund, in association with Penrith City Council and the Nepean Football Association.
 
The synthetic surface covers an area of 22,000 sqm and includes:
  • two standard football (soccer) fields, which can accommodate eight small sided fields
  • one senior size cricket pitch
  • one AFL oval

Additional features include:

  • Amenities building (toilets only)
  • Drinking fountains
  • Spectator boundary fencing (1.5 m high)
  • LED 100 LUX floodlighting
  • Pathway for ease of access
The modern synthetic surface gives local sporting groups and our community year-round access to a high-quality facility which is more durable than the former turf fields and has the potential to double the weekly capacity of the facility to support increased participation in sport and recreation.
 
In April 2022, construction will begin to install new aluminium tiered bench seating with shade on the eastern and western sides of the fields. Informal sandstone terrace seating will also be installed. 
 
This work is being funded by the Australian Government in association with Council through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. 
 
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Penrith City Council has commenced works at Parker Street Reserve on King Street, Penrith. The existing grounds are set to receive major upgrades including:

  • a new amenities building to the upper fields
  • improvements to the existing athletics amenities building and storage
  • floodlighting upgrades to all fields
  • irrigation, fencing and playing surface upgrades to the southern fields for rugby league use

The Parker Street Reserve Upgrade is a $4.5 million project funded by the NSW Government in association with Penrith City Council through the Penrith Sporting Infrastructure Project.

These upgrades will increase the quality of the facility and sports and recreation opportunities for sports clubs, schools and residents.

Construction commenced in November 2021 and the project is due for completion by the end of 2022.

Parker Street Reserve will remain open to the public as works are carried out. Only the specific areas under construction at the time will be closed.

Council is working with the contractor to minimise disturbances for residents including restricting construction noise to between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 1pm on Saturday.

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Penrith City Council has commenced works at Hickeys Lane sportsground on Hickeys Lane, Penrith. The existing grounds are set to receive upgrades including:

  • enhance and extend existing amenities building
  • floodlight, car park, irrigation and fencing improvements

The Hickeys Lane sportsground upgrade is a $2 million project funded by the NSW Government in association with Penrith City Council through the Penrith Sporting Infrastructure Project.

These upgrades will increase the quality of the facility and sports and recreation opportunities for sports clubs, schools and residents.

Construction commenced in November 2021 and the project is due for completion by the end of 2022.

Hickeys Lane sportsground will remain open to the public as works are carried out. Only the specific areas under construction at the time will be closed.

Council is working with the contractor to minimise disturbances for residents including restricting construction noise to between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 1pm on Saturday.

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As part of the Penrith Sport and Recreation Strategy, almost $4.2 million is being invested in the upgrade of The Kingsway Sports Precinct in Werrington.

These upgrades will transform the precinct into one of the highest quality multi-purpose sporting facilities in Penrith with 23 touch football & Oztag fields, four cricket pitches, four rugby league fields, LED floodlighting, irrigation and amenities for community users, schools and sports groups at a local, district and state level.

Penrith City Council recently commenced works at The Kingsway North playing fields. The existing grounds are receiving major upgrades including:

  • a new irrigation system
  • major playing surface upgrades to 17 fields.

The Kingsway North playing fields upgrade is an $800,000 project proudly funded by the Australian Government through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Fund (Phase 2), in association with the NSW Government through the Greater Cities Sports Facility Fund and Penrith City Council.

The new irrigation system has been installed and playing surface upgrades are underway. The project is due for completion by early 2023.

Council has worked with sports user groups to complete the project in stages, allowing for continued use for sporting competitions.

In addition, Penrith City Council recently delivered a $3.3 million upgrade project to The Kingsway West which was completed in August 2021. This included:

  • six sporting fields and irrigation
  • one cricket pitch
  • amenities building
  • car park upgrades
  • new LED floodlighting

In September 2021, new floodlighting was also installed on two mini rugby league fields at The Kingsway South. The $75,000 project was funded by the Australian Government through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (Phase 1). For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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