City Centre EOI + Planning Award + Sydney Science Park

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Penrith is New West

Come and build Penrith with us 

Penrith Council is asking investors for bold ideas for two City Centre sites at Reserve Street and Union Road.

The Expression of Interest, released to the market this week, is the next step in transforming the City Centre and bringing the New West to life.

The sites fall within, or near, the Living Well Precinct which will become a modern village for baby boomers looking for easy access to social, recreational and health facilities.

Mayor Karen McKeown said: “As a significant landowner in the City Centre, we want to use our assets to unlock Penrith’s potential. We want to turn big ideas into reality." See the media release

For more EOI information download the flyer (512KB pdf)

"Opportunities in the New West are abundant. It’s a pleasure to be involved in this unique approach to further developing the Regional City of Penrith." - Penrith Property Development Advisory Panel Chair Sean O'Toole

PIA Award for Penrith Progression 

The Penrith Progression - Place Shaping Framework was commended at the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) NSW Awards on 11 November. The Awards Commemorative Booklet outlined the merits of the project: “We often hear of the boast that a city is a great place to live, work and play but it’s another thing to seek to revitalise a city in Sydney’s west so that such a boast can be made. Leveraging off the opportunities available from drivers such as Badgerys Creek, this project has identified a place based and design led economic strategy to revitalise Penrith. Seeking to create residential space, local jobs and green recreation space, the judges agreed that this was a bold examination and response to the City’s aspirations and expectations.” Penrith Council submitted jointly with consultants Hames Sharley, in recognition of the collaborative style of Penrith Progression.

Sydney Science Park on exhibition

The Planning Proposal for Sydney Science Park - a research and development centre specialising in the food, health and energy sectors - is on public exhibition until 14 December 2015. Click here to get details on the proposal and how to have your say
Penrith's High St Depot (pictured), has been named the best cafe in the West in the inaugural Taste Cafe Awards. Penrith's Henri Marc was also recognised as one of the region's finest. Congratulations!

Rail options plan for Western Sydney

The Federal and State governments have committed to examining Western Sydney's rail transport needs, including serving the proposed Western Sydney Airport and the booming Western Sydney Priority Growth and Land Release Areas.

The rail options plan will consider rail as part of the broader transport network needed to support an airport and Western Sydney's growth.

Penrith Council, who is campaigning for a rail link connecting the new airport with the Western line at Penrith, welcomed the news but said a rail link needs to be built before the airport opens. Take the survey to have your say
Drop-in community information sessions on the proposed Western Sydney Airport will take place at Emu Plains on Saturday 21 November and St Marys on Monday 23 November. Click to get details.
International Ironman event - Two thousand athletes from 9 countries will compete in the 2017 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championships in Penrith. The State Government said the event, to be held at the International Regatta Centre, would add a visitor spend of more than $1.7 million.
IMAGinE Award - Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest has won a museums and galleries industry award for City of Plenty. Artist Sarah Goffman's exhibition was a city constructed from donated non-perishable food and household consumables. 
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