Panthers Group starts $1 billion Western Sydney Community and Conference Centre development

Panthers Group starts $1 billion Western Sydney Community and Conference Centre development
Staff reporterDecember 7, 2020

After three years of planning, construction has started on the $88 million Western Sydney Community and Conference Centre.

Penrith Panthers, CEO, Brian Fletcher said the thriving business community of Western Sydney has "long been in need of a modern, multi-purpose conference centre".

The conference centre will feature 1,250 square metres of flexible floor space that will be able to host major events, trade shows, exhibitions and seated functions for up to 1000 people.

This will be serviced by a 153-room 4.5 Star Hotel, and sit below a 1200 square metre community centre.

The WSCCC has been made possible thanks to combined federal and state government grants of $24 million.

"The many outstanding community programs and initiatives in the Penrith region will benefit from the community centre. While the conference centre will enhance Penrith’s reputation as a world-class event and tourism destination," said Member for Penrith the Hon. Stuart Ayres, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney. 

300 jobs will be created during construction with a further 100 ongoing roles upon completion of the project.

Richard Crookes Construction won a competitive tender process in November to build the iconic development.

An estimated completion date of late 2021 has been set, with Panthers accepting bookings in early 2022.

"The development is part of the record $1 billion investment the Panthers Group is making on behalf of the local Penrith community, which also includes residential retirement facilities, The Royce and mixed- use development, East Side Quarter," Fletcher said. 

"Over the last five years, Panthers has supported the community to the tune of $13 million in donations. This development continues that charter by supporting employment and developing opportunities for young people in Western Sydney."

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