Upgrades to the Ched Towns Reserve amenities building in Glenmore Park are now complete, courtesy of funding by the previous NSW Coalition Government.

Tanya Davies MP was joined by the Hon Bob Nanva MLC, Penrith Deputy Mayor Mark Davies, and representatives from Glenmore Park Brumbies, Glenmore Park Redbacks, Panthers Juniors and the Nepean District Cricket Association to inspect the amenities.

The upgrades commenced in August 2022 and were funded by the NSW Government through the Office of Sport’s Greater Cities Sports Facility Fund ($1.66 million), Penrith City Council ($565,000) and the Glenmore Park Brumbies Junior Rugby League Football Club ($10,000).

They involved a replacement of the previous building with a modern facility which is purpose-built to accommodate a range of sports groups and includes four change rooms, a change room for officials, canteen, storage, accessible toilets, first aid and administration areas.

“I am thrilled that this project which I advocated for and which was funded by the previous Coalition Government has now been completed and our local community will be able to enjoy participating in competitive and social sport with access to the best facilities,” Mrs Davies stated.

President of the Nepean District Cricket Association, Ange Barbaro, stated “this is a fantastic facility. I am glad that Penrith City Council and Tanya are supporting local sport, including cricket. We look forward to more facilities becoming available so we can host more intercity, regional and interstate tournaments.”

Deputy Mayor of Penrith City Council, Clr Mark Davies, stated “this is a wonderful outcome for Glenmore Park and a much needed upgrade which will benefit our numerous sporting clubs. The Member for Badgerys Creek has achieved a great result for the Glenmore Park community.”

The Secretary of the Glenmore Park Brumbies, Allen Bush, stated “we’re open for business with the new amenities. Come join us in 2024. Males and females welcome”, whilst Josh Bradley, Committee Member of the Glenmore Park Redbacks stated “with the completion of the new facilities, it should allow for better quality games.”

Kylie Fitzpatrick, Competitions Co-ordinator of Panthers Juniors, stated “We believe new and improved sporting facilities in the community have many benefits such as the promotion of physical activity, bringing communities together and being able to provide a positive experience for both participants and spectators visiting these venues.”

Mrs Davies has always prioritised the delivery of quality sporting facilities and will continue her advocacy for all sporting facilities to be of the world-class standard our community deserves.