Penrith’s new Mayor John Thain (pictured right with new Deputy Mayor Tricia Hitchen) says bipartisan solidarity is the key to ensuring Penrith grows in a sustainable and positive manner. “It is more important than ever that Council works strongly together to mark and enhance our destiny as the New West – a strong regional city servicing greater Western Sydney." Cr Thain was elected on 26 September, for a two-year term. Click for more
Rail changes everything
Take 3 minutes to tell the Australian and State Government the only option for rail in Western Sydney is a north/south line.
Sydney can no longer be viewed as one city. Sydney is the global city, Parramatta is the central city and the 3rd city is the corridor between the North West and South West Growth Centres. Penrith sits at the heart of that growth belt. We’re building a capital city and a capital city needs passenger rail. Only one option will truly unlock the potential of our region and deliver jobs for the future. Click to fill out the online submission and choose ‘Option 6’
The latest report card for the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan has been released, providing a comprehensive overview on the progress of the $3.6 billion package. The report shows that the 10-year plan to improve roads and rail links across the West is way ahead of schedule and 11km of the 61km in new roads being built to cater for the Western Sydney Airport are already underway. Click to read the report card
Poly unveils Werrington estate
Global property developer Poly this month launched its first house and land estate in Australia – a 67 lot, boutique community known as ‘Grove Place’. The three hectare estate, located at Werrington near Western Sydney University's Penrith campus, promises to deliver on "accessibility, community, connectivity and affordability”. Poly Managing Director Arthur Wang said: "Werrington is well and truly an up and coming suburb, and with nearby town hubs of Penrith and Parramatta... and a raft of transport amenities including Werrington Railway station... it is an attractive option for a range of buyers.” Construction starts early 2017. Click here for more
Boutique City Centre development
PRD Penrith launched the second phase of sales for 116 Station Street on 28 September. The development is a seven-storey apartment building designed by JS Architects. It contains two levels of basement car parking and 25 apartments. Watch the video or go to the website
Council has received the following development applications:
A seven-storey apartment block at 38 Orth Street, Kingswood, totalling almost $36 million. The application, by Pamada Pty Ltd, proposes 121 apartments, commercial space on the ground floor and three levels of basement car parking.
The construction of a warehouse at Mamre Road, Erskine Park, by Commercial And Industrial Property Pty Ltd, totalling $11.75 million.
WSU's new Music Precinct
Western Sydney University (WSU) officially opened the School of Humanities and Communication Arts Music Precinct on 30 September. The precinct includes private practice rooms, soundtrack rooms and live performance spaces. Dean of Humanities and Communication Arts Professor Peter Hutchings says: “These are the most modern and sophisticated facilities available in any music program in the state, and they also surpass most commercial facilities.” he said.
Penrith's new river festival
A two-day celebration of food, music, art and mindful living will bring the Nepean River to life on 4-5 November. The inaugural Real Festival includes an exciting program of River, Environment, Art and Lifestyle activities and will allow residents and visitors to explore and enjoy Penrith’s river precinct like never before.