A new lease of life for Ironbark

A new lease of life for Ironbark

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Ironbark Reserve Playspace in Cranebrook will receive a new lease of life thanks to an upgrade funded by Penrith City Council and the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play Grant Program.

Once complete, the playspace will feature new play equipment and seating, as well as improved pathways, landscaping and shade. 

Penrith Mayor, Ross Fowler OAM said Ironbark Reserve was one of 25 playspaces that will be upgraded in Penrith over the next five years. 

“This exciting project is part of Council’s $125 million Sport and Recreation Strategy and I would like to thank the NSW Government for supporting the delivery of this broad range of projects for our community,” Cr Fowler said.

Penrith Council has contributed $120,000 to the Ironbark Reserve Playspace upgrade with an additional $50,000 coming from the Everyone Can Play Grant Program. 

Member for Penrith, the Hon. Stuart Ayres MP said it was important to foster a healthy lifestyle through investment in open spaces like Ironbark Reserve. 

“The NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play initiative is all about creating inclusive playspaces across NSW for everyone to enjoy,” he said. 

“Inclusive and accessible playspaces serve as a great social outlet for all people, allowing them to connect, relax and to enable them to live healthy and active lives.” 

Cr Fowler added that improved shade was a key element of the upgrade to Ironbark Reserve Playspace. 

“Council will be adding trees and shade structures to 90 playspaces across the City over the next three years to help our residents beat the heat and make more use of our open spaces.” 

Ironbark Reserve Playspace will be closed while work is undertaken, with construction expected to be finished by the end of August. For more information go to penrith.city/playspace-upgrades

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Wednesday, 24 June 2020.