Penrith sparks its night time economy

Friday, 7 April 2017
Council celebrated its night time economy and launched a new website at the ‘SPARK… your city after dark’ event on Thursday 6 April.

The SPARK website contains the latest information about what's happening and what to do in the Penrith CBD after dark, including a guide to the exciting restaurants and eateries in High Street, Henry Street, Station Street and the City Centre.

"Whether you want to find a place to have dinner or you're looking for an update on how Council is progressing in this space, the website is the place to go," said Mayor Cr John Thain.

Council's award-winning Night Time Economy Strategy provides a blueprint to make Penrith residents, now and in the future, feel safe and enjoy the night life.

"Council is planning to bring 10,000 new residents, more than 10,000 jobs and 5,000 dwellings to the City Centre by 2031."

"We want to spark the kind of 'vibe' that encourages people to socialise and engage with their community at all hours of the day and night.

"We're going to link different areas of our City to encourage a more vibrant atmosphere, enhance arcade trade and promote dining in and around the City Centre. We'll improve lighting, footpaths and signage and work with local businesses to support indoor and outdoor activities in spaces big and small. And of course, we're planning a range of events to bring more life to the heart of the City," said Cr Thain.

Council is working to create a City Centre that is busy, diverse and safe at night. For more information on the growing dining options in Penrith's City Centre and to keep up to date with progress on Penrith's night time economy, visit the SPARK website.

Caption: Penrith Mayor Cr John Thain and Council's Assistant General Manager Craig Butler at the 'SPARK… your city after dark' event, celebrating Penrith's bright night time economy.

Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 council@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia