Penrith has been ranked fourth for dwelling completions over the last 12 months, on the Department of Planning's Housing Monitor. Click to read more
The amount of current construction is visible via the number of cranes at work in Penrith City. The above photos, taken by Vintage FM’s Wayne Willmington, show cranes in Henry and Derby Streets, the Northern Road and Thornton. There are also two on the Great Western Highway. "I have lived in Penrith all my life and I have never seen so much development," Mr Willmington said. Western Sydney is the “construction king” of Australia, according to the 8th edition of the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Crane Index. Click to read the Crane Index report
Final call for rail submissions
You have until Friday, 28 October to have your say on a preferred Western Sydney rail option. It will only take you 3 minutes!
Penrith Council is making a submission to support the case for the north to south rail link, as this infrastructure is critical to unlocking 60,000 new local jobs and is an essential step in bringing economic growth and innovation to the region. We’re also encouraging the community to make submissions. Click for details on how to fill out an online submission
Most importantly - choose Option 6.
Calls for the north to south rail link are gaining traction. Click for more
New New West Developer
Sydney developer Legacy Property is investing in Western Sydney and has chosen a 28.5 hectare site east of Penrith City Centre. The developer’s newest residential community Caddens Hill was launched this month. The site is large enough to accommodate 500 new homes. Click here to read more about Caddens Hill
Matthew Hyder, Chief Executive of Legacy Property, said existing and future infrastructure, along with proximity to amenity, transport and services made the Caddens site an outstanding residential opportunity.
6-storey hotel for St Marys
Council has approved a six-storey hotel at Boronia Road, North St Marys. The application, by St Marys Rugby League Club, totals over $18.7 million.
Council has also received the following development applications:
A six-storey apartment building at 21-25 Woodriff Street, Penrith. The application, by Morson Group Pty Ltd, proposes 58 apartments and totals $15 million.
A mixed use development at 111 Andrews Road, Cranebrook. The application includes a service station, KFC restaurant, medical centre, pharmacy, Subway, café, gymnasium, commercial tenancies and associated parking and landscaping. The application, by TPG NSW Town Planning & Urban Design, totals over $4.3 million.
A sustainable bus shelter, designed during the recent Climate Adapted People Shelter (CAPS) competition, will be built opposite Nepean Hospital. The design, by MM Creative, includes shade panels, self-watering planter boxes, real time service updates, adjustable seats and recycling bins. Click for more
Penrith Council has committed to the Compact of Mayors, a global coalition of local government dedicated to addressing climate change. As part of the program, Council has committed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and involve the community in strategies addressing climate change. Click to read more
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