We own and manage the Mount Penang Parklands precinct - a Central Coast destination for tourism, recreation, business and education.
Our vision for the parklands
Mount Penang Parklands is an active and sustainable place for recreation, education and work within a natural and heritage setting.
Following consultation with visitors, tenants and residents, we have developed the Place Vision for Mount Penang Parklands.
This Mount Penang Parklands – Place Vision (PDF, 9.7 MB) will set the direction for our management of the Parklands, including improving the site for users and visitors, supporting leasing and development decisions and considering long-term outcomes.
A regional attraction, and one of the Central Coast's iconic landmarks, Mount Penang Gardens boasts landscaped vistas that complement the heritage, character and setting of the Parklands.
Mount Penang Gardens have been carefully designed to be full of character and thriving native flora, to be a place where the community can appreciate nature.
Along with waterways and summer aquatic gardens, over 70% of the plants are native to Australia, and it's distinctive design sets the site apart from the traditional botanical garden. Individual gardens are set on and around a large sculptural plateau and walled spaces, abstract pergolas, fountains, ponds, cascades and a 35-metre cantilevered steel footbridge.
The gardens are also home to the historical Wondabyne Sculptures that were carved from beautiful Gosford sandstone. The sculptures are a unique attraction - visited and enjoyed by thousands of people every year.
Work and learn
Mount Penang’s open spaces, natural setting and historic buildings provide the ideal place to work and learn. Our tenants offer a range of social, environmental and cultural benefits, and income generated is invested back into Mount Penang buildings, gardens and infrastructure.
Mount Penang Parklands is conveniently located halfway between Sydney and Newcastle. This unique space provides the ideal working environment, with huge open spaces, beautiful surroundings, free parking, good public transport and easy access to the M1 Pacific motorway.
Current tenants include education and children's services, a cultural performing arts centre and disability services. It is also home to a restaurant-cafe and the popular Mount Penang Gardens.
In early 2023, we delivered essential infrastructure upgrades in Mount Penang.
Upgrades to Parklands Road and Frank Road (formerly Baxter Track) marked the final stage of extensive improvements across the Parklands. This follows earlier stages of sewer, road, water and electrical works.
The Parklands provides an exceptional opportunity for development as a specialist business park, leveraging off the light industrial uses in the vicinity, while celebrating and enhancing access to the unique heritage of the site. The lack of services in the Parklands has historically prevented private sector investment, and the opportunity for the site to reach its full potential.
These works are creating a better place for recreation, education and work. As well as beautifying the precinct and improving amenity for visitors, the works will support future tourism and activity within the Parklands.