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Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler with an artist impression of the project. Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler with an artist impression of the project. Featured


Massive upgrade for Regatta Park 
PENRITH’S vision for better access to the beautiful Nepean River is a step closer, following today’s $24M funding announcement for upgrades to Regatta Park.

Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population, Alan Tudge and Minister for Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres confirmed $15M in Government funding at Regatta Park. Council will also contribute $9M to the project.
The funding follows Council’s successful application to the Western Sydney City Deal’s Liveability Program.
Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler said this is an example of the Western Sydney City Deal delivering for the people of Penrith. 
“This is the City Deal in action – three levels of Government working together to deliver the most important projects for each community in Western Sydney,” said Cr Fowler.
The design of Regatta Park is the result of community consultation over several years, which was formalised in the Our River Masterplan.
The new park will feature event and festival areas, picnic spaces, river terraces, a regional playground for children and a potential future dining precinct with expansive river views.
“Our community called for greater access to the Nepean River and more opportunities to enjoy this special natural asset, which is central to our city’s lifestyle and identity.”
The development of the final Regatta Park precinct designs, together with further community and stakeholder engagement, will start in 2019. Following this process, construction is expected to start  2020 with completion by 2022.
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