Council invests $400 Million into City

Wednesday, 10 May 2023

Penrith City Council at the May Ordinary Meeting released its Draft 2023-24 Operational Plan, outlining a significant investment of nearly $400 million in infrastructure and operational works to meet the current and future service level requirements of the growing City. 

The Draft 2023-24 Operational Plan is the second instalment of Council's 4-year Delivery Program 2022-26 and contains specific actions for 2023-24 that aim to continue effective service delivery and progress action on the 136 identified priorities. 

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen encouraged the community to get involved in the consultation process which is open until 1 June. 

“The Draft 2023-24 Operational Plan and Draft 2023-24 Fees and Charges are essential documents that outline the priorities and actions of Council for the coming year,” Cr Hitchen said. 

“We want to hear from our residents, businesses, and stakeholders to ensure that we are meeting their needs and expectations. 

“Our City is growing, and we must ensure that we have the necessary infrastructure and services to support our residents and businesses. The investment outlined in this Draft Plan will enable us to meet the current and future needs of our community.” 

The Draft Plan prioritises essential works and projects to ensure the City's continued growth and development. The proposed investment includes capital works, such as road upgrades, footpath improvements, and new community facilities, as well as operational works to maintain existing infrastructure and services. 

It also includes initiatives to support the City's sustainability goals, including investing in renewable energy and reducing the City's carbon footprint. 

The Draft 2023-24 Operational Plan and the Draft 2023-24 Fees and Charges documents will be placed on public exhibition from 5 May to 1 June 2023 (inclusive). To view the plan and to submit feedback, go to

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Wednesday, 10 May 2023.