In a major boost for sport in Penrith, Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith was today joined by Acting Minister for Sport, Geoff Lee to confirm the location of the new synthetic sports track.
“In consultation with local athletics groups and Penrith City Council the decision has been made to build the new synthetic sports track at Harold Corr Oval,” said Stuart Ayres.
“This sports track will enable athletes to train consistently even during inclement weather and is the first synthetic track in the Penrith area.”
Early site investigations and planning are now underway and construction is anticipated to commence mid-2021.
“I understand how much the Penrith community loves sport and providing upgraded facilities which benefit our community is one of my key priorities,” Stuart Ayres said.
The new synthetic track was a commitment by the NSW Government at the last election.
Stuart Ayres said he was delivering on his promise to provide upgraded sporting infrastructure for Penrith residents.
Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the NSW Government was proud to support this project which will encourage more Western Sydney residents to be healthy and active.
“Sport and active recreation offer many benefits, including teaching resilience, teamwork, and leadership, encouraging friendship and building self-confidence,” Mr Lee said.