New Ched Towns Reserve amenities building officially open
- Written by: Teela Griffin Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Sunday, 17 December 2023
Penrith City Council has opened the doors to the new amenities building at Ched Towns Reserve, Glenmore Park.
The amenities building includes four universal design change rooms, a change room for officials, canteen, storage, accessible toilets, first aid and administration areas. An additional public toilet has also been installed at the nearby playspace as part of the works. Alongside the new amenities building, tree planting and landscaping has been completed in the Reserve.
Penrith Mayor Todd Carney said the upgraded amenities building is a step forward for sporting clubs, residents and the Glenmore Park community.
“This much-needed new facility will cater to the more than 10,000 members of local sporting clubs who play at and visit the sportsgrounds, including the Glenmore Park Brumbies Junior Rugby League Football Club, Panthers Juniors, Penrith District Junior Rugby League, Glenmore Park Cricket Club, Penrith Junior Cricket Association, and Nepean District Cricket Association,” Cr Carney said.
“One of the significant aspects of the new amenities building is the inclusion of changerooms for girls which helps make it a welcoming environment for more girls to get involved in sport.”
This project was proudly co-funded by the NSW Government through the Office of Sport’s Greater Cities Sports Facility Fund ($1.66 million), Penrith City Council ($565,000) and the Glenmore Park Brumbies Junior Rugby League
Football Club ($10,000). The NSW Government has also completed through the Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund ($655,000) in association with Penrith City Council, the Stage 2 amenity building and landscaping works at Mulgoa
Rise to include two additional universal change rooms, universal toilets, BBQ storage, landscaping and tree planting.
Minister for Sport, Steve Kamper MP said projects like these show the importance of removing barriers for participation from the grassroots and up.
“The NSW Government understands the critical role local sport infrastructure plays in keeping communities healthy, active and connected. We are focused on rebuilding our grassroots community facilities,” Minister Kamper said.
“It is critical to make sure all members of the community can take part in their chosen sport in an environment that supports their needs. The new facilities at the Ched Towns Reserve will ensure locals can do just that.”
Member for Badgerys Creek, Tanya Davies MP said, “I am thrilled that this project has now been completed and our local community will be able to enjoy participating in competitive and social sport with access to the best facilities.”
This project was identified through Council’s Sport and Recreation Strategy, which is a 15-year road map for the future provision of sport, play, recreation and open space across the City.
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Ched Towns Reserve 1: Penrith Deputy Mayor Mark Davies, The Hon. Bob Nanva, MLC, Member for Penrith Cr Karen McKeown OAM, and Member for Badgerys Creek Tanya Davies MP join local sport user groups to celebrate the opening of the new amenities block.
Ched Towns Reserve 2: The amenities building includes four universal design change rooms, a change room for officials, canteen, storage, accessible toilets, first aid and administration areas.
Information contained within this news release was correct as at Sunday, 17 December 2023.