National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) campaign 'Fund our Future' was launched in the New West on 1 February. Penrith joined Blacktown and Campbelltown councils to make the case for a new passenger rail line between the North West and South West Growth Centres. NGAA NSW spokesperson, Penrith Deputy Mayor, Ross Fowler said: "We firmly believe the future airport must be connected by rail to the high growth arc that makes up outer Western Sydney. Late last year the State and Federal governments responded to increasing public pressure and announced they willinvestigate a rail connection to the airport. However, we want more than words – the corridors need to be locked in and funding allocated."
Watchrecent news clips on the 'Fund our Future' campaign.
A Community Panel, tasked to help shape Penrith City's future, has given a resounding 'yes' to New West objectives. The panel, comprising 35 people selected randomly from the local community by not-for-profit research group newDemocracy, spent a combined total of more than 1500 hours considering Council's operations.They delivered their final report on 8 February. (Some are pictured above). The panel stated they: "Support Council's New West Strategy to promote Penrith as a place to do business." Their report also said: "We encourage Penrith Council to better celebrate their achievements among the broader community, in addition to improving the advertising of Penrith as a city as the place to be." Download the report
PRDnationwide Penrith are launching a Property Development Hub at Shop 3, 320 High Street on Wednesday 17 February. Managing Director Darren Latty said: "Penrith is undergoing changes like we have never seen before. We decided to take the initiative... by setting up a hub for developers, land owners, consultants and Government. Here people can familiarise themselves with our beautiful City and gain knowledge of the many and varied projects underway and in planning."