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UDIA Win for Penrith +  Airport official + Survey heads-up!

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UDIA Awards: Win for Penrith

The Thornton development in North Penrith has been recognised at the 2015
Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)  NSW Awards for Government Leadership in Urban Development.
The award recognised the excellent working relationship between Penrith Council and UrbanGrowth NSW. Chief judge, Julie Bendon callled Thornton "an excellent example of a transit-oriented development" demonstrating "high quality urban design capitalising on its location adjacent to the Penrith City centre.
"While its urban design qualities are obvious, the government leadership aspects of this project lie beneath the surface," said Julie.


Each of the winners will be considered for the UDIA NSW and ACT President's Award, announced in Sydney 2 September. Select winners will also be entered into the UDIA National Awards for Excellence, determined at the Institute's National Congress in Adelaide next year.
 

Penrith Council General Manager, Alan Stoneham (left):
"You only need to look at the way Thornton has been selling to know how good it is. This is further validation from the best in the business that Thornton is an outstanding concept.
UrbanGrowth has been a very good partner for Penrith, not just through Thornton but also at Caddens.
We'd like to see UrbanGrowth continue to build on this success in Western Sydney."


UrbanGrowth NSW Chief Executive, David Pitchford:
"UrbanGrowth NSW is proud to be developing this 'market changing' project for Western Sydney and it is pleasing to see our success recognised by this award."



Left: Penrith Council General Manager, Alan Stoneham with UrbanGrowth NSW Development Director, Mike Williams.
 

 

Penrith live-ability: here to stay!

Bureau of Statistics figures reveal that only 5.8 per cent of Penrith residents moved out of the area in 2013-14, making it Sydney's third behind the Blue Mountains and Shire for the lowest departure rate. 

Click to read full SMH article...

 

 

 


Business Survey part of economic big picture

Council is developing a comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (EDS) for the City, based on detailed research, workshop feedback and a business sentiment survey to ensure the Penrith of the future is the best it can be. 

The Economic Development Strategy workshop in July looked at the city's economic strengths and opportunities. The workshop provided some great suggestions and ideas for the future, as well as identifying priority issues and key strategies to address them.

The next step is the business sentiment survey. Advantage Communications and Marketing have started surveying businesses across Penrith about employment, imports, business conditions and their experience of running a business.

We appreciate your participation in the survey, which will add significant weight to our Economic Development Strategy (EDS). If you have any questions contact the Penrith New West team

 
Penrith Council - Pop up park

High Street Penrith's Popup Park featured in Place Focus as a project designed by locals on a tight budget.

Truss makes airport official - On Wednesday 26 August, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren officially marked legislation naming Badgerys Creek as the site for Western Sydney's airport. Mr Truss was joined by Federal Member for Macarthur Russell Matheson to mark the milestone.
The Airports Legislation Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2015 amends the Airports Regulations 1997 to declare the Commonwealth-owned land at Badgerys Creek as the airport site for 'Sydney West Airport', as it is known in legislation.
The Environment Impact Statement (EIS) is due for release late October.  
Work Hubs - Small business operators and home businesses are being encouraged to work smarter by using co-working spaces like iWork@Penrith for their business administration and meeting needs.


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