Community feedback invited on St Marys Town Centre Structure Plan

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.

Thursday, 15 September 2022

Penrith City Council is leading an exciting planning pathway for the future of St Marys Town Centre. The draft St Marys Town Centre Structure Plan is a design-led strategic planning document that will guide the growth of St Marys Town Centre into the future.

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen said feedback from earlier community engagement has helped in creating the draft structure plan.

“I want to thank the community members who participated in the early rounds of engagement this year,” Cr Hitchen said.

“With the draft Structure Plan now on exhibition I would encourage the community to look over it and provide their feedback too. We have a great opportunity to create a place where one would find everything one needs which celebrates the abundance of natural assets and rich history.

“A contemporary and high-quality built environment, St Marys will attract people from all walks of life as well as businesses looking to operate in an inclusive and diverse community.”

The draft St Marys Town Centre Structure Plan will set a place vision, place outcomes and strategic and spatial directions so that St Marys grows as a vibrant, welcoming, sustainable and authentic strategic centre that meets the changing needs of our community.

With over 3,500 people living in the area, it is undergoing significant transformation with investment in city shaping transport infrastructure such as the Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport line. Council’s projections are that the Town Centre will be home to another 11,000 - 12,500 people over the next 20 years.

St Marys Town Centre is one of two major centres in the Penrith Local Government Area and is located at the apex of the East-West and North-South Corridors of the Economic Triangle. The study area for the draft Structure Plan extends roughly between Glossop Street to the north and east, South Creek to the west and the Great Western Highway to the south. It is served by the T1 Western rail line and has a thriving main street, productive industrial lands, a shopping centre, two schools, and key natural and community assets.

The draft St Marys Town Centre Structure Plan is on exhibition from now until 26 September 2022. To view the draft plan and to leave feedback visit:


Information contained within this news release was correct as at Thursday, 15 September 2022.