We're creating the future of Penrith through advocacy and planning - a place with good jobs and good connections, supporting the people who live in one of Australia's fastest growing regions. Council officers work with other levels of government, elected representatives and local community groups to secure investment and improved services for our City. Community support and awareness of Council’s advocacy priorities is essential to their success.
Ahead of the 2016 Federal election Council lobbied all candidates on a range of
In 2017, a new North-South rail line remains Council’s flagship advocacy priority and, along with neighbouring Councils and landowners, Penrith is working across many levels to make the case for this game changing infrastructure. This was a key element of
our submission (pdf 185KB) and
Priorities (pdf 385KB) sent to the Greater Sydney Commission about the
draft District Plans.
Council made a detailed submission to the State and Federal Government’s
Scoping Study into rail needs in Western Sydney. Council’s submission calls for prompt action to preserve a corridor and ensure rail is in place when the Western Sydney airport opens and outlines how Option 6 (North-South rail) is the only option that will:
For more go to our
North-South Rail page.
Council is also working with neighbouring Councils to set out a program to transform the region through collaboration with the State and Federal Government through the City Deal for
Western Sydney. Key priorities for councils in the West District and South West District include increased road and rail infrastructure, better access to new and diverse jobs and improved social and health outcomes. Work is continuing to develop a shared vision, with more specific elements of the City Deal expected to be announced later in 2017.
Council has made a submission to the NSW Government’s Draft Future Transport Strategy 2056. In its submission to Transport for NSW (TfNSW), Council highlights the need for a North-South Rail link as a stimulus for growth. Accordingly, the submission (in part) seeks a commitment from Government that the North-South Rail link, as a critical item of infrastructure, be prioritised within 0-2 years for corridor protection and 2-5 years for planning and implementation.
Download Council’s Submission to the Draft Future Transport Strategy 2056 (pdf 580kb).
Successful outcomes of Council’s recent advocacy activities includes:
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