Penrith Lakes Scheme - Cranebrook
This 1,950 hectare area (which is the size of Sydney Harbour from the Bridge to the Heads) is being developed to establish a series of lakes for recreational purposes. The first lake completed makes up the Sydney International Regatta Centre which was the Sydney 2000 Olympics venue for rowing and canoeing and it continues to host major water based events.
Coarse gravel and sand is being mined out of the area for the manufacture of concrete and other products, the area is then to be reclaimed, regenerated and landscaped.
In total, seven lakes will be built, four recreational and three for wildlife and passive recreation. Sports such as wind surfing, sailing, sail boarding, canoeing and swimming will be conducted.