WestInvest funding for heart of Penrith

Penrith residents can soon enjoy a new city centre in St Marys and a new recreation precinct thanks to the $5 billion WestInvest Program.

Birds eye view of Artist impression of Penrith's new sports and recreation district

More than $28 million in WestInvest funding was announced for two projects in Penrith:

  • $21 million for the St Marys City Heart and Entertainment Canopy project to deliver a new civic park and state of the art performance centre.
  • $7 million towards the $41 million Gipps Street Recreation Precinct project to transform a 32-hectare former landfill site in Claremont Meadows into a multipurpose open space facility for the community.

Penrith City Council is contributing $34 million towards the Gipps Street Recreation Precinct project.

St Marys is evolving into a resilient hub connected by the Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport project that, once complete, will connect the new airport and aerotropolis to St Marys.

St Marys City Heart and Entertainment Canopy project will revitalise the centre of St Marys to support future growth. 

The project will develop a city heart with an accessible civic park and state of the art performance space for local concerts, festivals, markets, fetes and celebrations.

The project will include a performance stage, public artwork, a big screen and a huge central lawn for people to gather.

The Gipps Street Recreation Precinct project will include spaces for adventure play and a flood-lit pump track, the first of its kind in the local area.

This former landfill site will be transformed to deliver a new sporting precinct that will benefit the growing community and local families.

The Gipps Street Recreation Precinct project will create new sporting fields, multi-courts designed for basketball and futsal, children's play areas, netball courts, cricket nets, a skate bowl with youth zone, an outdoor gym, a village green, nature trails and much more.

As part of the WestInvest Fund, $2 billion was reserved for priority Community Projects. This included $400 million for 15 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in West and South West Sydney, with each local council eligible for between $20 million and $35 million, depending on population size.

A further $1.6 billion from the $2 billion WestInvest Community Project Grants is available to local community groups.

A total of $3 billion is also set aside to deliver transformational projects that will benefit local communities, led by NSW Government agencies.

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