Media release | 19 October 2021
The Broken Hill region is invited to have its say on a $1 million upgrade of Penrose Park Recreation Reserve at Silverton.
The community is encouraged to provide its feedback on the project, through an online survey.
Penrose Park is a popular destination for locals and visitors for a day out, barbecue, or weekend away. It provides camping, cabin and caravan accommodation on 80 hectares, in an authentic outback location set among gum trees and wildlife.
Upgrades will ensure facilities at Penrose Park remain safe and reliable, are used often by the community, and can support tourism.
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said funding for the project had been allocated under the NSW Government’s COVID-19 stimulus program.
“We want the community to provide its thoughts, so we get it right,” Mrs Pavey said.
“We hope park users, tourist groups, businesses and local government have their say.
“Through the survey, we hope to understand how often people visit Penrose Park, how long they stay, their views on the park, and possible improvements and facilities they would like to see there.”
Community feedback from the survey will be used to develop a concept masterplan that will guide further improvements to the reserve now and into the future.
Engineering firm MIEngineers has been engaged to assess infrastructure needs at Penrose Park, to allow for water, power and fire safety infrastructure to be upgraded as a priority.
The Penrose Park survey is open until Tuesday 2 November.