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Call for partners at UDIA + 'Rail must connect West' + We are the New West

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Call out for partners at UDIA

A call out to investors to partner with Penrith Council – to grow the local economic and create jobs – is taking place at the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) National Congress this week. Council has a booth at the Congress, which is one of the biggest property development industry events of the year, to showcase all the New West offers. Economic Initiatives Manager Kylie Powell said: “Penrith will have a population of 260,000 and an economic catchment of over 1 million people by 2031. We’re looking for partners to help build a vibrant city for our growing population.” Among Council's delegation to the UDIA Congress are Executive Manager City Planning & Community Ruth Goldsmith, Councillors Greg Davies and Jim Aitken OAM and Economic Initiatives Manager Kylie Powell (top) and Assistant General Manager Craig Butler.  Click for more information
The Urban Development Institute of Australia is using its 2016 State of the Land report, compiled with Charter Keck Cramer Research, to lobby all tiers of government to boost land supply to keep housing affordable. Lot prices rose nearly 30 per cent in Sydney to $440,725 as the number of new residential lots fell 4.6 per cent to 8174 last year. Download the report

Airport rail must connect West

Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown responds to plans for a new fast rail connection between Sydney, Parramatta and the Western Sydney Airport:
There is no doubting the significance of Parramatta as Sydney's second CBD and the importance of effective connections to maximise this position. But a proposal for a rail line from the proposed airport to Parramatta should be cautiously approached. It has the risk of repeating the past errors of building spokes into the evermore congested hubs of Sydney and Parramatta. To work effectively, what Sydney needs is an outer orbital rail network… To maximise Western Sydney's productivity and realise the region's potential there needs to be more connection between the North West and South West Growth Centres, moving people and goods efficiently, linking Penrith, Blacktown and Campbelltown. Click for more
The finals of Australia’s premier rowing meet will kick-start a bumper weekend of events and activities in Penrith on the weekend of 19-20 March. Australia’s best rowers are on show at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta. Meanwhile, Hollywood comes to Penrith for this year’s CBD Festival and enthusiasts from across the country will flock to the Penrith Working Truck Show. Penrith Regional Gallery unveils a new exhibition and Penrith Council's popular free event Music by the River will be held at Tench Reserve. Click for more
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