Packer's $10m investment to boost Penrith's potential,
Mayor Mark Davies says - Feb 2013
Penrith Panthers entertainment, leisure, lifestyle
and sporting precinct will be a great endorsement
for the region, Mayor Mark Davies says.
gaming mogul James Packer announced plans last Thursday
to build a $10 million Crown training facility in
Penrith that will create 1250 jobs.
Davies said having Mr Packer invest in the area showed
the region's potential.
is fantastic to see the likes of James Packer invest
$10 million here in Penrith," he said.
Group chief executive Warren Wilson said the precinct
was fabulous for everyone in the west, Crown, Panthers
reason Panthers were given a licence was for rugby
league and the community," Mr Wilson said.
may have drifted off a bit, but in the past year and
a half that I have been involved it has been crystal
clear that the community is very important to our
deal between Crown and the Panthers confirmed a state-of-the-art
centre would be built within the club's proposed NRL
academy and community centre.
college will feature a school of business, a hotel
and food academy built around a large replica restaurant
and gaming facility.
complex, the Western Sydney Community and Sports Centre,
will be situated directly behind the Chifley Hotel
will give opportunities for:
youth programs to fighting childhood obesity and juvenile
Engaging with the Aboriginal community and multi-cultural
Schools and sporting clubs
Job creation-595 construction and 210 ongoing
Supports the engine room of the NSW economy, Western
$1.8 million injection into the economy
Elite sport learning centre
Sports science and medicine study
Harnessing and developing the growth of sporting talent
Western Sydney Community and Sports Centre will include:
Multi-purpose sports centre
Regional tennis centre
Riverlink Sports Park