The popular Mondo space will be transformed into a more inviting, attractive space.
The high traffic pedestrian area is strategically located between Westfield Penrith, Penrith Library and the Council Chambers and the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre.
Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown said the Mondo would now be a more contemporary cosmopolitan space to meet friends and family with better seating, shade and lighting.
“The new Mondo will contain a series of spaces for you to stop, rest or meet with others,” Councillor McKeown said.
“It’s all part of Council’s vision to make our City Centres more vibrant, lively and attract investment while offering spaces for people to stop and enjoy being outside.
“There will be a diversity of custom designed seating arranged for people who want to sit alone or meet in small groups and ‘umbrellas’ as well as more trees to provide shade to help beat the heat on hotter days.
“And many of these features are made from recycled products in line with Council’s sustainability goals.
“This work, combined with new paving, more lighting and artificial turf will make the space look vibrant all year round.
“It’s right in the heart of our city. Council is proud to deliver the revamped Mondo for our community and visitors.”
Works start later this month and are scheduled for completion in June 2016.
Pedestrian access may be affected during construction works and every effort will be made to minimise any disruptions.
Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor and Senior Writer. He has more than 15 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations.