Council recently approved a development on the corners of Hargrave, Somerset and Derby Streets in Kingswood, within the Penrith Health and Education Precinct (PHEP). The six and seven-storey mixed use building (pictured) includes commercial space on the ground floor, 115 apartments and three levels of basement car parking, and totals $36.55 million.
There is also a development application for two seven-storey residential apartment blocks at 19 Rodgers Street, Kingswood. The development, totalling over $35 million, proposes 132 apartments and car parking.
Walking promotes ideas, innovation and collaboration, according to an investigation into pedestrian environments in health and education precincts. The Walk, Talk, Work study, by Michaela Sheahan, found precincts with high quality public spaces encourage people to walk and make connections. This in turn leads to more collaboration and innovation between individuals and institutions. Creating spaces that are vibrant and a pleasure to walk around is a key priority for the blueprint for the Penrith City Centre, established by Penrith Progression. Download the Penrith Progression: A Plan for Action summary
The Penrith Health and Education Precinct shares this vision, aiming to be one of Australia’s premier destinations for health, education, medical research and related industry. Click to read the Walk Talk Work study
The Northern Road upgrade
NSW Roads and Maritime Services has developed a preliminary design and access strategy for The Northern Road Upgrade between Eaton Road, Luddenham and Littlefields Road, Luddenham. After considering community feedback and further review of the road design, alternate access arrangements have been developed. RMS is seeking feedback on these proposals until Wednesday 17 August 2016. Get more information
Werrington Arterial Road
The upgrade of Kent Road and Gipps Street, Claremont Meadows, between the M4 Motorway and the Great Western Highway is expected to be finished in late 2016. Click for more information
Glenmore Parkway to Jamison Road
Tenders are currently being assessed for the upgrade of The Northern Road, from Glenmore Parkway to Jamison Road.
The future Western Sydney Airport has the fundamental ingredients to become a successful “aerotropolis”, according to a report commissioned by the NSW Business Chamber.
World-renowned US academic John Kasarda, who developed the urban form that placed airports in the centre with cities growing around them, prepared the report A Western Sydney Aerotropolis.
Sydney Business Chamber Western Sydney Director David Borger said: “This report demonstrates that with a collective vision and 21st century mindset we can build an aerotropolis around the Western Sydney Airport which will help us set up Western Sydney to take advantage of 21st century economic opportunities.”
Examples of the aerotropolis concept include the areas around Amsterdam’s SchipholAirport,Incheon in South Korea and Dallas-Fort Worth in Texas.
Penrith Council is committed to maximising opportunities associated with the future Western Sydney Airport. In order to do that, we have commissioned Western Sydney University to assist us in understanding:
the nature of the economic opportunities for Penrith
additional jobs generated and likely job profile
how the workforce can be trained and upskilled, and