Gipps Street Recreation Precinct on track to open in time for spring

Gipps Street Recreation Precinct on track to open in time for spring

Monday, 1 July 2024

Gipps Street Recreation Precinct is moving closer to its opening with significant progress being made at the site in recent weeks.

The floodlit sports fields, cricket practice facilities, fenced children’s play areas including water play, netball courts, and installation of outdoor fitness equipment, are now complete.

Finishing touches are being made on the youth precinct’s skate park, pump track, and multi-sport courts, the amenities building is being fitted out, and work is also underway on the dog park and nature trail and play area.

Penrith Mayor Todd Carney said the Claremont Meadows precinct will be a similar size to Jamison Park.

“The Gipps Street Recreation Precinct is a game-changer for all of Penrith, but particularly for those living on the eastern side of the Local Government Area from Claremont Meadows to Colyton,” Cr Carney said.

“It’s going to be a hub that draws in the community and visitors for organised sports, an afternoon out with the kids, morning workouts, weekend gatherings, birthday celebrations, and everything in between.”

Once complete, the 32-hectare precinct will also feature picnic areas, walking trails, and more than 500 car parking spaces.

The $44.5 million Gipps Street Recreation Precinct project is proudly funded by Council and the NSW Government which is contributing a combined $13.5 million.

NSW Government funding includes the Western Sydney Infrastructure Grants Program ($7 million), Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund ($5 million), Greater Cities Sport Facility Fund ($1 million), and the Places to Play Program ($500,000).

NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Prue Car said it was fantastic to see this landmark destination on track to be ready for the school holidays.

“This recreation precinct will be a hub of activity, bringing our community together like never before.”

“As a mum, I know firsthand the importance of these facilities for fostering community connections and providing a safe, engaging space for families to enjoy.”

“This project truly reflects the outcomes that come out of local and state governments working collaboratively for the people of Western Sydney.”

Minister for Sport Steve Kamper said projects like these show the NSW Government’s commitment to helping create spaces and facilities that enable communities to enjoy and take part in sport.

“Local sport infrastructure plays a critical role in keeping communities healthy, active and connected and I look forward to seeing the community enjoy all that the Gipps Street Recreation Precinct has to offer when it opens.”

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Image Captions:
Photo 1: Aerial view of the Gipps Street Recreation Precinct, Claremont Meadows.
Photo 2: The Gipps Street youth precinct is nearly complete.
Photo 3: Water play and inclusive play areas.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Monday, 1 July 2024.