No longer will patrons of Penrith Panthers Leagues Club have to negotiate pot holes and uneven surfaces when endeavouring to use the car park, with the club implementing major upgrades over the next five months.
The front car park at the Mulgoa Road venue is in the process of being completely resurfaced; a construction job that will take place in three stages, so as to minimise the inconvenience of club users.
“The car park has needed major repair for some time now; the work needed to be done correctly as patching the surface was not an option,” said Panthers Chief Operating Officer, Sue McNeill.
But the upgrades will not come without some inconvenience to Panthers’ patrons, as hundreds of parking spaces will be lost during each stage of the upgrades.
In the first upgrade alone, taking place between now and Tuesday, February 17, a total of 365 spaces will be lost.
Ms McNeill said that the club has a total of 2,200 spaces available for patrons.
“There is ample parking across the property, especially at the rear of the building; we understand it may be inconvenient, however for the safety of our patrons the works needed to be done and we are hoping that our patrons will be understanding during this time,” she said.
“If we have any patrons that need assistance we are more than happy for people to be dropped at the front door or place a call with the club upon arrival and we can have the courtesy bus collect you from your parking area.”
A number of large trees are being removed from the site and will be replaced by other shrubs and gardens.
In addition to landscaping, the upgraded car park will include improved lighting and security.