The David Currie Playspace on Banks Drive Reserve in St Clair is getting an upgrade thanks to funding from Penrith City Council, and the NSW and Australian Governments. Following community consultation, construction commenced in January 2022 and the new inclusive playspace is expected to open in mid-2022.

The new and improved David Currie Playspace has been designed with help from the local community to ensure it meets the needs of residents and children and can be enjoyed by them for years to come.  

The inclusive playspace is named in honour of the late David Currie, a passionate disability advocate who made a significant contribution to the local community. It will be a place that celebrates his life and creates a space for families and friends of all ages and abilities to play, relax and connect.  

Key features of the upgrade include: pathway connections, carpark enhancement, fitness equipment, basketball half court, seating, bike track, shade sails, landscaping, shaded lawn and picnic shelter.  

A fully fenced inclusive playspace will also be delivered featuring a variety of play equipment including an accessible spinner, climbing net and slide, multi-bay swing, toddler specific multi-play unit, sensory play, wheelchair and accessible trampoline and a double flying fox.  

Penrith City Council has 156 playgrounds across the Local Government Area. Council has a commitment to improve our playspaces and is carrying out an asset renewal program. David Currie Playspace, formerly known as Banks Drive Playground, is over 20 years old and no longer meets the needs of the community.