Council and community to plan the future of St Marys

An aerial view of St Marys

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Penrith City Council is embarking on an aspiring strategic plan to guide the future of St Marys, Penrith’s second largest town centre, and a strategic centre in greater Sydney.

St Marys is undergoing major transformation coinciding with the delivery of the Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport rail line connecting St Marys directly to the Western Sydney Airport from 2026.

With this transformation in mind, Council is gathering information from St Marys residents, businesses and visitors to develop a Structure Plan for St Marys Town Centre that will guide planning and development in line with community aspirations and vision for the Town Centre.

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen said the St Marys Structure Plan aims to manage growth and change in St Marys as it develops in the future.

“We have seen through engaging with the community how we can plan for the future of our city which results in a shared vision that delivers great outcomes,” Cr Hitchen said.

“I would like to see the whole community get on board with this journey, it won’t happen overnight, but through careful planning and consultation with the community we can manage the growth of St Marys while also delivering a range of amenity for residents, businesses and the wider community,” Cr Hitchen said.

The early engagement will provide opportunities to understand community strengths and interests, and provide residents, workers and visitors in St Marys the opportunity to share their ideas, aspirations, concerns and needs.

This valuable community input will be used to develop a structure plan for the town centre which will be placed on community exhibition before the end of the year.

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Information contained within this news release was correct as at Wednesday, 30 March 2022.