Western Sydney Infrastructure Grants projects

Hawkesbury City Council has received $98 million in funding thanks to the State Government's Western Sydney Infrastructure Grants program to deliver transformative projects for the Hawkesbury community.

Richmond Swimming Centre

The redevelopment of the current 1960s facility will greatly improve the accessibility and services on offer at the swimming centre with the intention to operate the facility all year round. The improvements include:

  • All-season usage through an indoor and outdoor aquatic space allowing a new 8 lane 50m pool that separates into two 25m pools (one with the ability to enclose during winter).
  • Accessibility upgrades to make the pools accessible to less mobile children and adults
  • Interactive, zero-depth splash feature park for young children
  • Increased shade throughout the site
  • Additional community infrastructure including picnic facilities
  • Improved water efficiency upgrades to aging plant and equipment

Richmond Swimming Centre visual

North Richmond Community Precinct

The redevelopment of the North Richmond Community Centre will create a location that will serve as a meeting and cultural space, social and recreational hub, and an emergency evacuation centre for our community residing west of the Hawkesbury River. The proposed improvements include:

  • A branch library service
  • Performing arts and rehearsal space with a mobile stage for musical and theatre productions as an extension to the existing Youth Centre
  • Multipurpose art studio space
  • Indoor sports stadium and change rooms to support hard-court sports
  • Precinct grounds improvements to create a mix of active and passive outdoor spaces with seating, shaded areas, barbecues, a shared bike path and additional carparking.

North Richmond Community Hub visualisation

Tamplin Field Redevelopment

Tamplin Field at Hobartville currently caters to rugby league, little athletics, dog training, school sports, and personal trainers.

The upgrade will ensure the site continues to cater to these activities through the provision of a high-quality and well-drained field, improved lighting, fencing, carparking and amenities.


  • Upgrade the oval to be a 400m competition running track with eight (8) lanes
  • Multi-purpose rectangle field
  • Resilient playing surface incorporating a drainage to ensure a reliable surface, as well as water harvesting and recycling for irrigation
  • New lighting
  • New clubhouse and grandstand
  • Shot put, discuss, long jump and javelin areas
  • Multi-use games court
  • Dog training area
  • Increasing tree plantings and canopy cover to reduce heat
  • Social gathering spaces (including BBQs and seating)
  • Amenities upgrade and increased storage

Impression of the proposed athletics track and sporting field

Oasis Aquatic and Leisure Centre Improvements

The Oasis Aquatic and Leisure Centre is a high use facility by the community, providing sport, fitness and leisure services for the local government area and surrounding districts. The improvements will expand upon the current centre to include better amenities for patrons, including:

  • Children’s splash park
  • New shallow-depth program pool for learn to swim and seniors programs, including accessibility ramp and hydrotherapy
  • Extended group fitness room
  • Additional school-age program amenities
  • New covered deck to connect changerooms to the outdoor cafĂ©
  • Extended child minding areas
  • Additional carparking to cater for large events

Oasis visualisation

Woodbury Reserve, Glossodia

Woodbury Reserve in Glossodia will receive a significant upgrade in line with the Masterplan.

The reserve is already a much-loved passive and active recreation space and these works will provide greater opportunities for the entire community to enjoy.

The upgrade includes:

  • New playground,
  • New multi-purpose courts
  • Refurbishment of the amenities building
  • Improved and additional parking within the site
  • Shared path network with better connections
  • Improved access to natural areas
  • Additional shelters with barbecue facilities
  • Designated dog off-leash area

A new BMX pump track and Moutain Bike Track is under construction. These facilities have been funded from the State Government’s Open Spaces Program: Places to Play grant.

Artist impression of Woodbury Reserve

Turnbull Oval, North Richmond

The redevelopment of Turnbull Oval will bring it in line with modern needs and expectations of the growing community, benefit local football codes and cricket teams, and provide for both male and female participation in sports. Improvements include:

  • New landscaping for additional shading around carpark to reduce urban heat
  • Refurbishment and expansion of the amenities building
  • Paved area for club functions and community gatherings
  • Terraced seating
  • Lighting and electrical upgrades
  • Replacement of fencing
  • New carparking
  • New playground
  • Funding will be provided through the Western Sydney Infrastructure Grants program with additional funding from Council.

Cycleway Bridge over Rickabys Creek

The construction of a second bridge over Rickabys Creek at the Hawkesbury Valley Way will provide a shared-path crossing linkage between the shared path from Richmond to the off-road cycleway with improved safety from Rickabys Creek to Windsor.

Rickabys Creek visual

Fernadell Park and Community Facility, Pitt Town

Fernadell Park in Pitt Town will receive a redevelopment in line with the Masterplan, has been adopted following community consultation.

The park will provide the growing Pitt Town community and surrounds with much-needed passive and active recreation space.

The works include:

  • New multi-purpose fields design for football and cricket
  • Sports lighting
  • Toilets and change rooms suitable for female and male players
  • Kiosk/equipment storage
  • Integrated community space and public accessible toilets
  • Shelters, and picnic areas
  • Integrated Community Centre

The total project will be funded by the Western Sydney Infrastructure Grants program, NSW Government's Multi-Sport Community Facility Fun and Council funding.

Artist impression of Fernadell Park

Kurrajong to Kurmond Cycleway

The Kurrajong to Kurmond Cycleway Project will construct a shared path alongside Bells Line of Road between Kurmond and Kurrajong.

These works will complete a continuous off-road link between North Richmond and Kurrajong, supporting Council’s and the community’s goal to increase active transport and recreation use by residents and tourists.

Impression of Male cyclist using the new cycleway

Getting around and discovering the Hawkesbury - Wayfinding and Signage Project

The Wayfinding and Signage Project aims to improve how visitors and residents are guided through the local government area to find the diverse experiences, attractions and services on offer throughout Hawkesbury.

This project will introduce a cohesive and consistent signage suite that will ensure navigating the Hawkesbury is smooth and user friendly, and highlights the important places, histories and stories throughout the region.

Artist impression of the wayfinding signage

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