Penrith, where everyone can play

Penrith, where everyone can play

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Penrith City Council is working with the NSW Government under the Everyone Can Play Grant Program to upgrade a number of playspaces across our City, including the Carriageway, Glenmore Park. 

Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies said Penrith was one of 30 successful councils to benefit from the latest round of funding from the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play initiative. Everyone Can Play supports councils to create new and upgrade existing playspaces across the state to ensure people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds can play. 

“The funding will help deliver an improved and modernised playground at the Carriageway Reserve in Glenmore Park that will feature new play equipment, and seating, as well as improved pathways and landscaping” Tanya Davies said. 

“Inclusive playgrounds provide wonderful spaces for families and friends of all ages and abilities to play, relax and connect, and this funding will help make our community even more inclusive.” 

The $80,000 project is jointly funded by the NSW Government and Penrith Council. 

Penrith Mayor, Ross Fowler OAM thanked the NSW Government for its investment in the City and said Council was committed to providing modern, safe and accessible play areas for residents and visitors. 

“Playgrounds and open spaces are vital to the health and wellbeing of our communities,” he said. “We are excited to be replacing old, outdated playgrounds to meet the needs of our current and future residents.” 

Designed in consultation with the community, these projects are part of a five-year, $125 million program of capital projects identified in Council’s recently released Sport and Recreation Strategy. 

As part of the Strategy, more than 25 local playgrounds will be upgraded across the Penrith City Council area. 

“The plan meets our aim to provide residents in established suburbs with up-to-date facilities while at the same time ensuring sports fields, playgrounds and parks are available in new areas as our population grows,” Cr Fowler said. 

The Carriageway Playspace will be closed during construction and work is expected to be complete by the end of July. For more information go to

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