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- Written by: Rochelle Burr 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, 31 October 2023
Modern and accessible facilities await athletes, sports officials and residents with construction now underway on the new amenities building at The Kingsway in Werrington.
The amenities upgrade is another step forward in a series of enhancements to the area, making The Kingsway Sports Precinct a premier hub for sports and recreation in Penrith.
Penrith Mayor Todd Carney said the amenities upgrades will support the popular sporting facilities and will help to mitigate the risk of future flooding.
“The Kingsway fields were flooded eight times in 2022, with the amenities building flooding twice in that time. The new amenities building will be elevated to address this risk,” Cr Carney said.
“Every week almost 8,000 people visit the Kingsway fields. Building an accessible and functional amenities building is a win for everyone in the community.”
“A key aspect of this amenities upgrade is the dedicated space for officials change rooms, recognising the important role referees and officials play in sports. I’m excited that we can cater to these needs, making The Kingsway a sought-after recreation space.”
Local touch football, Oztag and cricket clubs will enjoy a range of features in the new amenities building including accessible toilets as well as bathroom facilities that include showers. Increased storage space, a designated first aid area alongside improved canteen and administration functionality will help make game day a smoother experience for local clubs. Surrounding the building, new accessible paths will be complemented by new tree planting and landscaping.
This project is funded by Penrith City Council ($850,000) and the NSW Government through the Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund ($1.425 million) and the Essential Community Sports Assets Program ($955,999).
Member for Penrith Karen McKeown OAM MP said the new amenities building at The Kingsway is a positive step forward for the sporting community.
“The local clubs and athletes that play here at The Kingsway know all too well the challenges that flooding has posed these past couple of years. The construction of a new amenities building with its considered design to mitigate flooding risks as well as range of accessible and inclusive amenities is an exciting milestone,” Cr McKeown said.
“I look forward to seeing local athletes, officials and supporters enjoy these brand-new facilities in the near future.”
The Kingsway amenities building upgrade is one of the projects identified through Council’s Sport and Recreation Strategy, a 15-year road map for the future provision of sport, play, recreation and open space across the City.
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Information contained within this news release was correct as at Tuesday, 31 October 2023.