Sports Upgrades

Sports Upgrades

Andromeda Oval in Cranebrook will receive an upgrade to improve the sports and recreation infrastructure of the oval for the sports groups, schools and residents who use this facility.

The upgrade will include:

  • an upgrade to the existing amenities building
  • improved drainage and playing surfaces for the eastern fields
  • an upgrade to the multi-sport courts, and
  • a car park extension. 

This $1.7 million project is being funded by the NSW Government through its $5 billion WestInvest program.    

Construction is due to begin in 2024.

Cook Park in St Marys, which attracts an estimated 175,000 visitors annually, will receive a significant upgrade to meet the needs of the sporting and general community.

The upgrade will include:

  • a new amenities building featuring modern change rooms and showers, accessible toilet facilities, officials’ changerooms, canteen, storage, multi-purpose activity space, and first aid room
  • grandstand extension with spectator viewing facilities
  • a new synthetic playing surface
  • additional car parking spaces
  • a new walking circuit with pedestrian lighting
  • landscaping, and
  • tree planting.

This $19 million project is being funded by the NSW Government through its $5 billion WestInvest program.

Construction is due to begin in 2023.

Construction is well underway to upgrade Harold Corr Oval in Herbert Street, Cambridge Park.

The existing grounds are being upgraded into a high-quality athletics precinct featuring all-weather synthetic track and field facilities – the first of its kind in the Penrith Local Government Area. The first stage of this project will also deliver LED floodlighting, equipment storage and a formalised car park with 65 car spaces, including three accessible car spaces.

As of November 2022, concrete pathways, new floodlight poles, concrete kerbing, spectator fencing, and drainage have all been installed. Work is underway to construct the synthetic athletics track, and field event facilities including the throwing circles and long jump areas.

The Harold Corr Oval Upgrade is a $5 million project jointly funded by Council and the NSW Government through the Penrith Sporting Infrastructure Project. 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.

The project is expected to be completed by early 2023, due to significant delays as a result of recent weather events.

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Project progress as of November 2022:

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Work is underway to upgrade Hickeys Lane Sportsground, Penrith. The existing grounds are set to receive upgrades including:

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

As of December 2022, a power upgrade has been delivered and floodlighting improvements are close to completion. Construction has begun on the amenities building upgrade. Car park, irrigation and fencing improvements will begin in early 2023.

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 in early 2023.

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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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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Work is continuing to upgrade Parker Street Reserve, Penrith. The existing grounds are set to receive major upgrades including:

  • a new amenities building to the upper fields
  • pgrade to the existing athletics amenities building to provide storage and accessible toilet facilities
  • floodlighting upgrades to all fields and athletics track
  • irrigation, fencing and playing surface upgrades to the southern fields for rugby league use
  • increased car parking
  • drainage
  • remediation of all playing surfaces
  • a new playspace
  • landscaping, and
  • tree planting.

As of December 2022, LED floodlighting and a new irrigation system has been installed on the rugby league fields. Turf has been laid on the new southern rugby league fields. LED floodlighting has also been installed on the athletics track.

Construction is continuing on the new amenities building for the upper fields. In early 2023, fencing will be installed on the southern rugby league fields.

The Parker Street Reserve Upgrade is funded by the NSW Government ithrough the Penrith Sporting Infrastructure Project ($3.5 million) and the WestInvest program ($2.45 million). Council is also contributing $1.5 million to the works. 

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

This project is due for completion in early 2026.

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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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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