St Clair Leisure Centre undergoes major transformation

St Clair Leisure Centre undergoes major transformation

Thursday, 12 November 2020

New activity and dance rooms, a refurbished entry foyer, modern kiosk, improved sports hall, greater accessibility and an overall facelift form the recently completed million-dollar overhaul of the St Clair Leisure Centre.  

The highly anticipated $2.146 million project, finished on time and within budget, has been funded through Penrith City Council’s Building Asset Renewal Program as part of Council’s Sport and Recreation Strategy.  

Since closing late last year for works to begin, everything from external landscaping to the internal flooring and plumbing has been upgraded at the sprawling site in Botany Lane.   

Designed for use by various community groups, the site has been refurbished with eye-catching colour schemes inside and out.  It also has new ambulant toilets, updated ceilings throughout, and contemporary, energy efficient lighting. 

Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown OAM said Council was thrilled to reveal the spruced up centre to the community despite limitations on visitor numbers due to COVID.  

“St Clair Leisure Centre had proven a popular recreation spot among residents for about 35 years before its doors shut for the transformation,” Cr McKeown said.   

“This is why it was crucial for us to plan for, and deliver, a revamped centre that would suit modern-day standards and accommodate everyone in the local area.  

“Beyond its fresh street presence thanks to bright signage, the large centre now also has a lift, office and administration space, better heating and cooling systems and even modern technology features such as a motorised sports hall dividing net as well as louvres triggered by a rain sensor. 

“This inviting centre can now continue to service the St Clair and wider Penrith region for the next 30 years.”  

For more information or to contact the centre, at 6 Botany Lane St Clair, call 9670 1958

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Thursday, 12 November 2020.