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Penrith Council upgrades Ironbark Reserve Playspace 

Penrith Council upgrades Ironbark Reserve Playspace 
December 2, 2020

Penrith City Council has recently upgraded the Ironbark Reserve Playspace installing a whirly gig spinner, frog rocker and birds nest swing alongside extensive landscaping, a picnic shelter and other shaded seating.

Funded by Penrith City Council and the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play Grant Program, the upgrade has brought new life to the Cranebrook reserve, making it more inviting for young and old. 

Penrith Mayor, Karen McKeown said the upgrade had turned Ironbark Reserve into a refuge for the community and visitors and notes “Council recognises that to make Penrith more liveable we need to create more shade in our open spaces and make our city greener.

“The improvements at Ironbark Reserve are part of a broader project that will see trees and shade structures added to 90 playspaces over the city over the next three years.” 

Penrith Council has contributed $120,000 to the Ironbark Reserve Playspace with an additional $50,000 coming from the Everyone Can Play Grant Program. 

NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney and Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres said Everyone Can Play is about creating inclusive playspaces across NSW. 

Minister Ayers advises “Our parks and playgrounds are an important part of everyday life where people of all ages can join together in the outdoors to have fun, keep active and build friendships.”

Mayor McKeown said Council planned to upgrade 25 playspaces across Penrith over the next five years to make them more contemporary and inclusive. 

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Image top: upgraded Ironbark Reserve Playspace and image above Penrith Mayor, Karen McKeown is joined by Minister Ayres at the newly upgraded Ironbark Reserve Playspace at Cranebrook

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