Penrith is experiencing an unprecedented period of development, with major road upgrades occurring throughout the region as part of the Federal and NSW government's 10 year, $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan. The delivery of new and upgraded roads will support integrated transport in the region and ensure Penrith is in a position to seize opportunities that emerge from the development of Western Sydney Airport. Read more.
Pictured:The Northern Road at the M4 Motorway, Penrith
The Quarter expands
The Quarter, Penrith’s dedicated health, research, education and community precinct continues to expand with 56 new doctors starting their medical career at Nepean Hospital this week.
With increasing demand for health services in Western Sydney, The Quarter is uniquely positioned to be a key driver for the jobs and educational opportunities that will lead to improved health outcomes for our rapidly growing communities.
Weekend of world-class events to boost local economy
Local business will be the big winner as Penrith once again attracts the national and international spotlight with an exciting line-up of world-class events this month. On the weekend of 17-18 February more than 1,000 competitors and visitors will flock to Penrith for the:
These follow the major events of last year which included the Matildas vs Brazil match, the Defqon.1 music festival, the Penrith Tennis International and the NSW Golf Open. The growth of major events across the calendar year provides a significant boost to the local economy, benefitting businesses including motels, restaurants and tourist attractions. Read more.
Pictured: Around 800 competitors will bring the thrill of BMX racing to Penrith in the BMX Australia Championships (left), Jessica Fox will be one of the star attractions at the Canoe/Slalom Australian Open (right)
Off to market: Western Sydney Airport earthworks
Western Sydney Airport is a step closer to becoming a reality with WSA Co announcing last week they are ready to go to market for main earthworks and airside pavements on the airport site. Read more.
Bearded Bakers head to Penrith with first cafe
Penrith's foodie scene continues to swell and now the famed Bearded Bakers, who travel across Sydney with their traditional Middle Eastern dessert, are planning to open a new cafe in Penrith. Knafeh Jerusalem Street Food, run by brothers Joey and Ameer El-Issa, is launching a series of modern food destinations themed around cars and retro takeaway food - the first of which is set to open in Penrith. Read more.
Pictured: The Bearded Bakers Ameer El-Issa and Jawad El-Issa (Joey). Picture: Parramatta Advertiser
Building the New West
Penrith is the New West and we're growing. The strength of our location, connectivity, industriousness and inventive culture is a drawcard for developers looking to capitalise on Western Sydney's remarkable opportunities.
Council has recently approved the following development application:
Stage 1 of ESQ 1818, the urban village planned for the Panthers complex. Stage 1 of the development, located on Mulgoa Road and Retreat Drive, will include construction of two, four-storey residential apartment buildings and one, part five-storey and part seven-storey residential apartment building, providing 152 apartments and basement car parking. The estimated cost of the works is just under $50.5 million (pictured).
Penrith is a place of limitless opportunity. It is located at the point where Sydney’s north-south growth arc, Australia’s most significant future economic corridor, crosses the east-west connection. Penrith is the heart of this Growth City, which we call the 'New West'.