Penrith Whitewater Stadium

The Journey

20yrs after the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Paddle Australia and the associated key stakeholders are looking to reinvigorate the Penrith Whitewater Stadium. The project aims to sustain the success of the high-performance program into the future, evolve the facilities and embrace the surrounding lands.


At the heart of the project is the design of a new High-Performance Centre including a whitewater rafting ‘Easy River’. Through providing a channel for beginners and leisure, the Easy River enhances accessibility of the sport to the wider community, providing a pathway into elite competition. The design additionally includes training and education rooms and a lifestyle cafe/restaurant.


The introduction of an adventure zone and lakeside bike/walking path embrace the natural environment to enhancing community health and wellbeing, providing a new sporting and lifestyle destination.


Renewable energy would be generated on site with the aim to supply excess energy to support adjacent facilities and local enterprise.


May 20, 2022


$2.3 million


Paddle Australia