Council is transforming its 32-hectare former waste facility site at Claremont Meadows into a landmark sport and recreation destination.

Once complete, Gipps Street Recreation Precinct will incorporate both active and passive sport and recreational space, including:

  • floodlit grass sports fields of various sizes to suit multiple sports
  • inclusive children’s play, water play, and nature play areas, including fixed and natural shade 
  • youth precinct, including floodlit skate park, pump track and multi-sport courts
  • floodlit netball courts and district level cricket practice facilities
  • outdoor health and fitness gym equipment for all ages
  • off leash floodlit dog park, with separate areas for large and small dogs
  • pedestrian connections, including walking loops and nature trail 
  • passive recreation, picnic and viewing areas, including barbeques, shelters and public art 
  • tree planting and landscaping 
  • main amenities building and supporting toilet facilities throughout the precinct. The main amenities building includes a large-scale canteen, storage, multi-purpose area, accessible toilets, change rooms for officials and eight player change rooms to suit multiple sports, and
  • car parking, including accessible spaces and coach drop off/parking. 

The Claremont Meadows site was used as Council’s main waste facility from the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s. It has been earmarked for use as a recreation precinct since the 2000s but required extensive remediation before it could be developed.

Council’s Penrith Sport and Recreation Strategy, which forms the 15-year road map for the future provision of sport, play, recreation and open space facilities across our City, helped create the vision for the Gipps Street Recreation Precinct Masterplan.

From May through June 2020, Council undertook community consultation to seek feedback on this vision. The Masterplan was then adopted by Council in July 2020. An additional community co-design workshop and online engagement was also undertaken in March 2021 to help inform the detailed design for the youth precinct, which includes the City's very first pump track.

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