Fans of the Great River Walk will no longer be able to park in the eastern car park from next month, permanently closing as part of the first stage of the $24 million upgrade to Regatta Park.
Shutting from early July, the car park that is closest to the Nepean River will make way for construction to transform the eastern riverbank from River Road to the river foreshore, also known as River Road Reserve.
This section of the riverbank and access to the Nepean River from Regatta Park will also temporarily close from early July until the end of November this year but the walk will remain open.
Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown said a key feature of the upgrade is the delivery of a new car park which will increase the number of parking spaces at Regatta Park.
“A centralised car park, with overflow parking and on-street parking is being delivered as part of the upgrade to Regatta Park,” she said.
“Although the eastern car park is closing there is alternative parking in the western car park at Regatta Park and parking on the other side of the river along Tench Avenue, and in the Tench Reserve car park.”
A graduate of Western Sydney University, Emily covers general news and politics for the Weekender.