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Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa welcome the announcement that Penrith City Council (PCC) will receive $7.6 million through the NSW Government’s WestInvest Program.

Stuart Ayres said this funding will go towards the upgrade of 21 playgrounds across the Penrith LGA.

“These exciting play spaces are set to include new play equipment, seating, shade and landscaping this will provide spaces where kids and their families can come together to have fun, stay active and just enjoy being outdoors.”

“The NSW Government is committed to investing in local community and recreation facilities for everyone to enjoy,” Stuart Ayres said.

Samantha Talakola, Liberal candidate for Londonderry said having modern sun safe play spaces like these serve as great social and fun outlets for children of all ages.

Tanya Davies said I’m thrilled that WestInvest has recognized the importance of supporting our playgrounds in Penrith. This funding will allow us to create safe, accessible and inclusive spaces for children to play and grow.

“Playgrounds are more than just a place for kids to have fun. They’re essential for their physical and social development, and WestInvest’s investment in these facilities will have a lasting impact on the children of Penrith and surrounding communities,” said Tanya Davies.

The 21 playgrounds include:

  • Bel-Air Reserve, Penrith
  • Jim Anderson Reserve, Werrington Downs
  • Robin Wiles Reserve, North St Marys
  • Kurwan & Goldmark Reserve, Cranebrook
  • Ridgeview Crescent Reserve, Erskine Park
  • Glengarry Drive Reserve, Glenmore Park
  • Explorers Way Reserve, St. Clair
  • Gilmour Street Reserve, Colyton
  • Henry Brigden Park, Penrith
  • Eileen Cammack Reserve, South Penrith
  • Willoring Crescent & Harris Reserve, Jamisontown
  • Jack Jewry Reserve, St Marys
  • Edward (Ted) Little Reserve, Colyton
  • Adelaide St Reserve, St Marys
  • Ridge Park Reserve, Colyton
  • Amaroo Street Reserve, Kingswood
  • Poplar Park, St Marys
  • Edna Dunn Reserve, South Penrith
  • Ladbury Ave Reserve, Penrith
  • Dorothy Radford Reserve, St Clair
  • Gray and Ellim Place Reserve, Cranebrook

“It’s only through our strong management of the state’s finances that we are able to create funds like WestInvest that lead to significant improvements in local communities.  This is all part of our plan to keep NSW moving forward,” said Stuart Ayres


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