$3.7 million boost for Jamison Park
- 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, 26 May 2020
Work has started on a $3.7 million FIFA Standard multi-usesyntheticsportsfacility at Jamison Park.
Once complete,the facility will deliver two synthetic rectangular football (soccer) fields, a cricket wicket and an AFL oval, along with a new pathway and smart technology LED floodlights.
The project forms part of Council’s Sports and Recreation Strategyand isjointly funded by Council and the NSW Government through the Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund(GSSFF),with a contribution from the Nepean Football Association.
Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM commended the NSW Government on its investment in the future ofourCityandthanked the localMember Stuart AyresMPforhis continuing support.
“Jamison Park isthemost highly usedsportingfacility in the Western City District, attracting around 300,000 visitors a year,” he said.“This all-weather facility will play a vital role in providing our community with the opportunity to enjoy an active lifestyle, now and as our City continues to grow.”
The GSSFF Grant for Jamison Park was announced last yearbythe Member for Penrith, the Hon. Stuart Ayres MP.
“Jamison Park is alreadyafantasticactive space in the heart of Western Sydney,”MrAyres said.“The additionof a synthetic field will makeitexceptional in terms of function and accessibility for the community”
The completed fields will allow for concurrent football matches, or eight games on small fields. Itcanalso be used by local cricket teams,rugbyleague,AFL andschools.
Cr Fowler said synthetic playing surfaces are a more reliable anddurableoption for both Council, sporting groups and the community.
“As local sporting groups are well aware, the current turf fields at Jamison Park are susceptible to inclement weather and cannot be used when water-logged,” he said. “The upgrade to a synthetic surface will ensure sporting clubs and associations are less impacted by cancellations and can provide a more sustainable structure for their members.”
In addition, the new surface willimprove thesustainabilityofexistingfieldsas well asallow sport to be played 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
“I am excited about the possibilitiesofthis new facility, not just to increase participation in sport, but to attract a broader range of events and other activities to our City,” Cr Fowler said.
Council expects the new facility to be completed by early 2021.
Find out more aboutthis upgrade at penrith.city/jamisonpark.
Information contained within this news release was correct as at Tuesday, 26 May 2020.