Review of Environmental Factors for Regatta Park

Review of Environmental Factors for Regatta Park

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Penrith City Council, with grant funding from the NSW and Australian Governments, is delivering the new $24 million recreational precinct at Regatta Park and a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the project is now open for community input and feedback.

Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown OAM said the release of the REF is an important stage of the Regatta Park project and key to understanding the environmental impacts of the upgrade and the associated control measures.

“The Nepean River is our region’s most valued and loved natural asset which is why we have conducted this rigorous and comprehensive environmental assessment for the Regatta Park upgrade,” Cr McKeown said.

“The release of the REF signals an exciting move towards the final planning stages of this project, and I encourage our local community to provide feedback to help inform the delivery of this city-shaping project.”

Funding to transform Regatta Park and deliver a high-quality recreational precinct at the Nepean River was received with the announcement of The Western Sydney City Deal – Western Parkland City Liveability Fund Program.

The $24 million-dollar project is funded by all three levels of government; with $9 million contributed by Penrith City Council and $15 million from the Australian and NSW Governments.

The final design will be released next month. Key features include open space areas, shade structures, a riverbank play space, a second adventure play space, foreshore enhancement and activation, junior cricket oval, functional car park, and picnic areas.

The REF is available to view at and in hard copy at the Penrith Civic Centre, 601 High St, Penrith between 8.30am - 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Community feedback is invited by 25 May 2021 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to Regatta Park Project Team, Penrith City Council, PO BOX 60, Penrith NSW 2751.

Learn more about the Regatta Park project at

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Wednesday, 28 April 2021.