Media Statement - Housing Targets

Media Statement - Housing Targets

Wednesday, 5 June 2024

Penrith City Council has consistently met or exceeded previous housing targets for the Local Government Area (LGA) and is again on track to meet the 2021-26 target of 4,400 new dwellings.

This will bring delivery of new dwellings to 11,900 since 2016 which is 1,500 more than targeted.
The new 2024-29 target of 8,400 is in line with Council’s Local Housing Strategy (2021) which sets out housing delivery over a 5, 10 and 20 year horizon.
With an existing pipeline of housing, Council is continuing to undertake extensive strategic work to inform this growth and is working to ensure this pipeline responds to the need for additional growth in the right locations, at the right time.
It is critical that growth is supported by infrastructure. Growth areas - including Orchard Hills, St Marys and Penrith City Centre - are contingent upon a pipeline of infrastructure being provided to meet the needs of the current and future population of our city.
Council is committed to working with the NSW Government on setting evidence-based and infrastructure-supported housing targets while improving the identification, coordination and delivery of infrastructure with state and federal government.

Comment attribution: Penrith City Council spokesperson

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Wednesday, 5 June 2024.