The owners of the Twin Creeks estate at Luddenham visited the New West on 17 February to discuss future plans for the strategic site, near the future Western Sydney Airport. The Twin Creeks Development consortiumpurchased Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club last year and have plans to provide accommodation and conference facilities in Penrith. Twin Creeks Development Chairman Dr Lam Yin Lok is pictured with Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown (top).
Meanwhile, India’s Acting Consul General Dr Vinod Bahade (also pictured with Cr McKeown) attended an event, hosted by the NSW Business Chamber’s International Trade Department, on 15 February. The ‘Make in India’ event was held to develop partnerships between global industries and governments. Penrith Chamber of Commerce President Gina Field, Australian Business Senior Manager International Trade Ian Bennett, NSW Business Chamber Western Sydney Regional Manager Michelle Caruso, Penrith Council Assistant General Manager Craig Butler, Ernst & Young Director Kylie Bell and NSW Business Chamber Business Development Manager Camil Gereis also attended.
Connecting the NW and SW
Infrastructure Australia’s first 15-year Infrastructure Plan, released last week, highlights particular needs in outer growth areas. It quoted the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) submission calling for a dedicated approach to population hotspots.
Penrith is a member of the NGAA and has joined the 'Fund our Future' campaign to push for a policy shift and a dedicated fund to fix infrastructure problems in the fast-growing outer suburbs now and into the future. Penrith is perfectly positioned to serve both North West and South West Growth Centres.
In line with NGAA's advocacy, the 15-year Plan called for governments to increase funding to address gaps in access to passenger transport on the outskirts of Australian cities.
In Western Sydney this would include a rail link between the new airport and the Western line that would also connect the North West and South West growth centres. Sign our petition
NSW Business Chamber training group, Apprenticeship Careers Australia, tackled youth unemployment head on in Penrith on 11 February. ACA NSW Manager Luke Radford said the 100 Jobs in 100 Hours initiative connected local youth with local jobs. “People who have attained higher educational qualifications are more likely to be employed, and what better way to achieve those qualifications than by earning and learning with an apprenticeship or traineeship?" he said. "We're committed to addressing youth unemployment across Australia to build a better Australia." Watch the 7 News clip
We’d like to thank all those who contacted us regarding the Expression of Interest for City Centre sites Reserve Street and Union Road. We are thrilled by the number of strong submissions we received and are currently assessing proposals. Selected proponents will be asked to prepare more detailed proposals – as part of the next stage of the process. Stay tuned!