Panthers Group, one of Australia’s largest club and entertainment groups with more than 125,000 members across five licensed venues, has announced the Warami Community Centre will be part of its new Western Sydney Conference Centre (WSCC) precinct.
The WSCC precinct is set to open in the third quarter of 2023 and will serve as a hub for local organisations to operate from, with flexible spaces for a broad range of community programs, including those at the Warami Community Centre.
Two local not-for-profit charities will permanently occupy half of the level, the first of which is WestCare. A local registered charity, WestCare works with a network of local service providers to provide relief from poverty, suffering, distress and helplessness to those in the need in the Penrith community.
“This sensational facility will provide much-needed engagement space for many vital community groups and organisations in Western Sydney,” WestCare Director, Andrew Paech, said. “For WestCare, the space presents a significant opportunity to enhance our local benevolent activities across a wide range of community sectors and we are honoured to be a part of it.”
Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres MP joined the Panthers Group to acknowledge the exciting precinct development: “WestCare is one of Penrith’s great community organisations who are constantly working to improve the lives of people in our region.”
The Panthers Group anticipates the other half of the community space as a flexible, multi-purpose venue that will enable Penrith community groups and organisations that are helping challenged and vulnerable people to expand their programs and operate within a state-of-the-art building close to all local amenities.
WSCC is at the foot of the Blue Mountains, near the new Western Sydney International Airport development with Panthers saying it will offer world-class conferencing to the area, offered alongside accommodation in the club’s Pullman Sydney Penrith managed by Accor.
With 1250sqm of flexible floor space, the state-of-the-art conference centre will be able to host seated functions for up to 1000 people, with dedicated pre-function spaces, bars and amenities, accommodating corporate events, trade shows, seminars, conferences, workshops, gala dinners and exhibitions.
In addition to the bespoke venue, WSCC will introduce a new five-star international hotel, specialty restaurants and bars, and a Community Centre to the precinct.