Penrith Council General Manager resigns

Community Facilities and Recreation Manager Andrew Robinson, Member for Lindsay Melissa McIntosh, Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen, Nepean Multicultural Access Aged Care Coordinator Elizabeth Chavez, and Manager Laura Sardo.

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Penrith Council's General Manager, Warwick Winn, has today announced he will step down from his role at the end of October.

“It has been an absolute honour and privilege to have led this great organisation and contributed to the transformation of Penrith City,” Mr Winn said.
“The incredible staff who work at Council have achieved so much over the past four years, and I would like to sincerely thank them for their dedication and commitment to the community.”

Mr Winn said it was a difficult decision to leave Penrith, but that a great opportunity has arisen for him on the beautiful NSW South Coast.

Some of Mr Winn’s personal highlights from his time at Penrith include:
  • revitalising Council’s nursery 
  • ongoing advocacy for Castlereagh Connection 
  • redeveloping the former Police Cottage 
  • Council’s sold-out award-winning Cooling the City Masterclass 
  • partnering with NSW Police and PCYC to offer hands-on work experience to help local young people 
  • refurbishing and modernising the Civic Centre.
“It has been personally rewarding to see progress unfold on some of Council’s major City-shaping projects, such as City Park and Regatta Park,” said Mr Winn.

Mr Winn led the continuation and innovation of service delivery for the community through two years of unprecedented upheaval created by COVID-19 lockdowns and natural disasters.

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen said, “I would like to thank Mr Winn for his outstanding service and leadership, particularly during the challenges of the pandemic and back-to-back flooding emergencies.”

“I join my fellow Councillors in wishing him all the best for the future.”

Mr Winn will remain in the role until the end of October to ensure a smooth transition to an interim leader, as the search for a new General Manager commences.
Photo caption: Penrith Council General Manager Warwick Winn and Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen at the Civic Centre.


Information contained within this news release was correct as at Wednesday, 14 September 2022.