New Facilities for Mulgoa Rise sports ground
- Written by Teela Griffin Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Tuesday, 9 June 2020
Sports users at the Mulgoa Rise playing fields are about to receive a welcome enhancement to the facilities, as work begins on a new multi-use amenity block.
Mulgoa Rise is one of the city's most utilised sportsgrounds comprising of 3 main fields, 2 modified and 3 mini fields for football, including a senior sized cricket oval utilised by both junior and senior associations during the summer season.
The project funded by the NSW Government’s Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund will provide a further 2 changerooms enabling sports groups to promote equitable and flexible use by sharing facilities and usage times. The enhanced facility will also have operable walls that will enable multiple smaller change rooms which can be converted into a larger change rooms or club rooms.
Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee welcomed the commencement of construction of the female-friendly change rooms.
“The Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund provides new pitches and grandstands as well as female and disability friendly sport facilities to keep communities healthy, active and inclusive,” Mr Lee said.
“The new facility at Mulgoa Rise is part of a three-year $100 million investment to improve the quality and quantity of sports infrastructure across Greater Sydney.”
Penrith Mayor, Ross Fowler OAM welcomed the commencement of construction,
“Enhancements to this facility will enable a range of uses and increase its capacity to service local sporting groups,” Cr Fowler said.
“In particular the local football club has seen increased growth in its membership especially among female participants which has grown by 20% since 2017.”
“These facilities will provide the club with the ability to better manage games and promote the venue as a premier location for local and representative sports.
“It is important to recognise the valued contribution to sport in the Penrith region by the NSW Government’s Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund. Our local sporting clubs, associations and players are very appreciative of the facilities that this funding provides,” Cr Fowler said.
Council values and continues the strong relationship it has built with state sporting bodies and local clubs as it advocates for investment into local sports infrastructure that will benefit the community.
The Mulgoa Rise project complements the work Council has undertaken through its recently adopted Penrith Sport and Recreation Strategy which will see $125 million invested into sport and recreation facilities in the Penrith LGA over the next 5 years.
- Glenmore Park Football Club has over 1250 members with a female membership of 250 players.
- The facility is used by over 2,040 cricketers within 2 associations - Penrith Junior Cricket Association and Nepean District Cricket Association.
1 - Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies MP and Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM at the location of the new amenity building for Mulgoa Rise sports ground.
2 - Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies MP and Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM are joined by the sports user groups of Mulgoa Rise.
Information contained within this news release was correct as at Tuesday, 9 June 2020.