Penrose Park upgrade

A $2.5 million state government upgrade to the infrastructure at Penrose Park Recreation and Campground in Silverton will make camping safer and more enjoyable for those who enjoy the great outdoors.

Upgrades to electrical, water supply, hydraulic, and fire system infrastructure, and new power supply points with inbuilt water taps and camping sites have been completed in efforts to target an improved visitor experience and increased appeal for overnight camping and day-use activities.

Old amenities blocks have been replaced with three new ones, while further works included two new barbeque shelters on concrete slabs with tables and chairs. The 80-hectre camping site also saw a new park entry sign and display map erected as part of the improvements.

Accepting an average of 3500 bookings a year, it’s hoped the much-needed upgrades to the campground will help boost the numbers of people looking to experience its facilities and all the historic outback town has to offer.

“Penrose Park is the perfect destination for a true outback experience in Far West NSW,” Minister for Lands and Property, Steve Kamper, said.

“Visitors and locals can now enjoy the campground in more comfort and better safety. This major investment will benefit locals and help the tourism industry cater for more visitors to the Broken Hill region, supporting jobs.”

Member for Barwon, Roy Butler, added, “Penrose Park is a local gem and an iconic Crown land reserve close to the heart of the community for more than a century. It’s fantastic to see these upgrades which will help service visitors to the park”.

Penrose Park is situated at 1 Penrose Park Rd in Silverton. To discover more about Penrose Park or explore its facilities and book accommodation, visit

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