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Council wins LGNSW Planning Award

31 August 2022

Penrith City Council’s planning team were the winners of a Local Government NSW (LGNSW) Planning Award in early August at the Local Government Week Awards dinner,

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“Feel new in Penrith” campaign set to boost local economy

31 August 2022

Council has partnered with Destination NSW (DNSW), to launch a two-part consumer marketing campaign to welcome visitors back to Penrith, raise awareness of our unique visitor experiences, boost the local economy, encourage longer stays and drive day trippers. 

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Mayor speaks with local businesses about Penrith’s future

31 August 2022

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen highlighted Penrith’s strong position to become Western Sydney’s most liveable region and Australia’s greenest, most connected and technologically advanced city in early August at the Penrith Chamber Networking Event held at the Penrith Civic Centre.

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Council’s plans for a more connected, liveable and walkable community

31 August 2022

Council has submitted a list of 37 projects worth $397 million to be considered for the $2 billion available to 15 councils and communities under the NSW Government’s $5 billion WestInvest Program. 

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New Education and Training Model open for business

31 August 2022

The Western Parkland City Authority (WPCA) has recently launched the New Education and Training Model (NETM), piloting the first micro-credential on metal additive manufacturing in partnership with Western Sydney University and GE Additive. 

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Council recognised at AIPH World Green City Awards

31 August 2022

Council has been awarded a ‘Certificate of Merit’ for its Cooling the City program in the international AIPH World Green City Awards (International Association of Horticultural Producers). 

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Penrith Mayor signals official start of Gipps Street Recreation Precinct project

31 August 2022

Last month, Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen and Penrith City Council’s General Manager Warwick Winn signalled the start of the multi-million-dollar Gipps Street Recreation Precinct project, with a sod turning event at the 32-hectare site. 

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Penrith Made: Clover Fields

31 August 2022

In 1983, creator Liz Valek started Clover Fields when she sustained a major leg injury after returning home to Australia after living overseas for many years. 

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Latest budget to bring vision for Penrith City to life

31 August 2022

The Penrith Local Government Area is undergoing a period of major transformation and Penrith City Council’s latest Budget highlights the importance of creating a liveable, connected, active, accessible, and sustainable City for the future. 

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Construction begins on new $54M private hospital in Western Sydney

31 August 2022

An official ceremony has been held to mark the start of construction on a new $54M private hospital being built by Matilda Health Care in a world-class medical hub adjacent to Nepean Hospital in Western Sydney. 

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Squinter’s Brewing Co opens in Penrith

31 August 2022

Local residents and visitors to Penrith now have another venue to enjoy after Squinter’s Brewery opened its doors in August. 

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Western Parkland City Authority chooses Penrith for home base

23 June 2022

Penrith’s growing supply of commercial office space has secured a new tenant in the form of the NSW Government agency Western Parkland City Authority (WPCA).

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Penrith developments recognised

15 June 2022

The Urban Developer 2021 Award winners were announced in March this year. Penrith was well represented with Altis Property Partner’s project Snackbrands winning the Industrial Development category.

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Nepean Health Hub officially opens

15 June 2022

The $50 million Nepean Health Hub in Kingswood opened last month with 90% of its space committed.

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Nepean Hospital reaches new heights

15 June 2022

Penrith residents and neighbouring communities will benefit from a new neonatal intensive care unit, expanded emergency department and 200-plus inpatient beds under the $1 billion Nepean Hospital redevelopment, with construction of the first hospital tower now complete.

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Penrith businesses explore aerotropolis opportunities

15 June 2022

The business community explored the vision for the aerotropolis at the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce Lights On Penrith event on Friday 17 June.

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Penrith flexes its creative might

15 June 2022

The calibre of Penrith’s educational institutions, their alumni and our creative arts sector was showcased last month with the announcement of the Archibald Prize.

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WSU, leader in sustainable development

14 June 2022

Western Sydney University (WSU) has been named number one in the world for its social, ecological and economic impact in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings.

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Penrith Made: Native Oils Australia

14 June 2022

Emu Plains company Native Oils Australia provides Australian grown ingredients for a wide range of industries including pharmaceutical, industrial and cosmetics and works with household names such as Bosistos and doTERRA.

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Open Streets events draw crowds

14 June 2022

Penrith City Council continues to activate our city centres and accelerate social and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic through a variety of events, including May’s Open Streets program.

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Penrith’s rural strengths in focus

22 April 2022

We often talk about Penrith City’s future as a highly connected urban centre, but did you know that a significant percentage of our City’s land area is rural?

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Agribusiness and more shaping Penrith’s rural economy

22 April 2022

Penrith’s diverse local economy includes a range of industries that make use of the significant rural lands located in our City.

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Penrith Made: Llandilo Eggs

22 April 2022

Penrith is responsible for 17.6% of all the eggs produced in NSW, and one of the long-standing businesses contributing to this output is Llandilo Eggs.

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Council awarded for planning initiatives

22 April 2022

Penrith City Council’s innovative Places of Penrith framework has been recognised with a new award.

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Amazon’s state of the art Penrith facility opens

22 April 2022

Amazon’s investment in Penrith has progressed to the next phase, with the official opening of their robotics fulfilment centre in Penrith’s east this month.

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Penrith milk factory celebrates 100 years of local operations

22 April 2022

Manufacturing is the most significant industry in Penrith by way of output, and one local manufacturer is celebrating 100 years of operations this month.

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Strategic plan for St Marys underway

22 April 2022

The vision for the future of Penrith’s second largest town centre is being shaped this year through Council’s St Marys Structure Plan.

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Startups in focus at innovation round table

22 April 2022

The startup industry was in focus this month at Council’s Penrith Innovation Ecosystem Round Table event.

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Investment to flow to Penrith via new program

16 March 2022

Penrith has been named as one of 15 Western Sydney local government areas to benefit from $5 billion of investment from the NSW Government’s WestInvest program.

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Ready for take-off, Destination Penrith is primed for growth

07 March 2022

Penrith’s visitor economy is primed for growth as the country reopens and the opening of the Western Sydney International airport draws closer.

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