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The Sydney South Planning Panel approved the Development Application for stages 2 and 3 of the implementation of the Master Plan for Penshurst Park on 13 March 2018.  These works will result in the extension of the Hurstville Aquatic Centre, additional car parking and upgrades to the sporting facilities at Penshurst Park.

In particular, Stage 2 will focus on the upgrades and new works to Penshurst Park including:

  • upgrades to the field including new synthetic football and cricket pitches
  • running track
  • new scoreboard
  • passive recreation features
  • exercise station
  • public toilets
  • canteen
  • 275 seat grandstand
  • gender neutral change rooms and player facilities
  • sports medical rooms, physio and referee rooms
  • storage facilities
  • public amenities
  • youth centre
  • lighting
  • landscaping
  • additional parking.

Stage 3 will focus on the extension of the existing Hurstville Leisure Centre Facility including:

  • internal grandstand
  • 2 multi-courts
  • change facilities
  • gymnastics space
  • cafe area
  • outdoor deck
  • landscaping.

These works are consistent with the Masterplan and Plan of Management for the site, approved by the former Hurstville City Council in 2015, which was designed to provide the community with a regional centre for sporting excellence.

Estimated cost of works for Stages 2 and 3 are approximately $17million.  Funding sources for these works include a Federal Government grant, s94 and s94A funds.