Penrith residents are enjoying a new multi-use synthetic sports facility as part of the NSW Government and Penrith City Council’s $4 million upgrade of Jamison Park.
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith said Penrith’s first synthetic all weather playing surface at Jamison Park is a game changer not only for footballers but also for other sports codes who will be able to use the fields year-round.
“This is a huge win for Penrith residents and ensures they can now enjoy sports and fitness at one of our regions premier sports facilities.”
“I’m very excited to officially re-open Jamison Park, adding to the range of premier sporting facilities in the western Sydney region.”
The new fields will provide a surface area of close to 22,000sqm with improved drainage and lack of water retention. The upgrades include two synthetic rectangular football fields which can accommodate 8 small sided fields, a synthetic cricket wicket and a synthetic AFL oval.
Nepean Football Association Chief Executive Linda Cerone, said we are excited to be able to catch up to the rest of metropolitan New South Wales and we are thrilled with what we will now be able to deliver to the local community, regardless of whether impacts.
“We are extremely grateful to Stuart for the support that we received from him to reach today’s wonderful outcome.”
Penrith City Council’s spokesperson Karen McKeown OAM said it was fantastic that the local community now had access to such a high-quality facility right on their doorstep.
“Penrith is an active community and the Jamison Park synthetic sports facility will give local clubs the opportunity to play more games and support more members,” Mrs McKeown said.
Minister for Sport Natalie Ward said the NSW Government is committed to creating fit-for-purpose sporting facilities across the state.
“The NSW Government supports the development of well-designed sport infrastructure to help increase participation in sport at all levels,” Mrs Ward said.
“I’m delighted this project will provide the community and local sporting groups with access to quality facilities that will meet current and future needs.”
The NSW Government provides millions of dollars in grants each year to help create spaces and facilities that enable communities to keep healthy, active and connected.
For more information visit: sport.nsw.gov.au/grants