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Good news for New West + Council recognised with awards + Update on development and projects

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Good news for Penrith New West

This week the NSW Government announced a $550 million redevelopment of Nepean Hospital. Penrith Council has been advocating for some time to fast-track this upgrade, in order to efficiently serve our City’s growing population. Nepean Hospital is also an integral hub of Penrith’s Health and Education Precinct (PHEP).
Council welcomed the Greater Sydney Commission’s ambitious plan to grow Sydney, released on 21 November. The 40-year vision, plus draft District Plans, showcase a major shift in strategic planning and focuses on the significance of Western Sydney. Council is currently reviewing the West District Plan and will provide an overview in a future eNewsletter.
Download 'Towards our Greater Sydney 2056'
NSW Premier Mike Baird met with Penrith Mayor John Thain this week to talk about how to capitalise on opportunities for our growing community.  Also present at the meeting were Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies, Penrith Deputy Mayor Tricia Hitchen and Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres.

Council honoured with awards

Penrith City Council picked up two awards at the 2016 Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards this week. The Light Years Ahead project was the overall winner for the Climate Change Action category, and Penrith was acknowledged for their involvement along with other councils in Western Sydney. Council’s Cooling the City strategy was also highly commended. Click here for more
Penrith Council’s Night Time Economy Strategy was commended at the 2016 Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) NSW Awards for Planning Excellence, in the Public Engagement and Community Planning category.  These plans will be showcased at an event in early 2017. Stay tuned! 
Click to read the strategy

Update on development and projects

The current stages of Thornton Central have sold out. Stage One residents are expected to move in early 2017, Stage Two has just had ground floor concrete poured and Stage Three construction and excavation is underway.  Click for more
Council has received a development application, worth $98.8 million, for a hotel as well as alterations and additions to the existing Twin Creeks Golf & Country Club, at Luddenham
Roads and Maritime has selected a modified option as the preferred corridor route for the M12 Motorway, following feedback from the community. Click for more

Penrith leaders at work for New West

Penrith Council's General Manager Alan Stoneham (pictured second from left) is on the steering committee for the Resilient Sydney Project.
The 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) project partners cities around the world to help them become more resilient to the social, economic and physical challenges that face us in the 21st century. Click for more
Penrith Council's Assistant General Manager Craig Butler (right) was a panelist for ‘Building a New City: Badgerys Creek as an Urban Catalyst’ at the Boomtown! Infrastructure Summit this week. The event explored public policy and industry development issues around planning, governance, development, financing and value capture from major projects.
Click to read Deloitte's Linking Western Sydney to Western Sydney Airport
Penrith Council is looking for a dynamic and innovative City Planning Manager who can lead a talented team of planning professionals and guide the delivery of quality new development and strategic outcomes for our growing community.  Applications close today!  Click for more
We’ve had so much good news this past fortnight, we were struggling to fit it all into this eNews. Hope you've enjoyed the bumper edition! Please forward it on to anyone you know who may be interested in all that’s happening in Penrith New West.
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