Advocacy Priorities 2016 - Our Future City

Advocacy priorities

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Penrith Council has identified six advocacy priorities for 2016.

Penrith Council will be lobbying Federal representatives and candidates ahead of the Federal election, as well as State Government representatives, on the identified priorities.

These include:

  • Western Sydney's missing link - a dedicated passenger rail line connecting the North West and South West Growth Centres and the Western Sydney Airport.
  • A national dedicated fund to address the infrastructure backlog in fast-growing outer suburbs and future-proof them, as they continue to grow.
  • Turning Regatta Park precinct into a regional destination and recreation space.
  • The release of the 3.66ha Multi User Depot site, north of Penrith Station, for urban and economic development.
  • Major arterial Mulgoa Road being expanded to six lanes between Glenmore Park and Andrews Road.
  • Equity in arts and cultural funding, including $4.5 to upgrade our existing Performing Arts Centre to offer 21st century cultural experiences.

Mayor Karen McKeown said: "By fully realising our potential as a Regional City, we'll create a better Penrith, a stronger NSW and a more productive Australia."

Download Council's Advocacy Strategy.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Thursday, 7 April 2016.