Council invites community to share their ideas for the future

Council invites community to share their ideas for the future

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Council is inviting the community to share their views, ideas, and thoughts about Penrith’s future to inform the development and delivery of the organisation’s 12-year Community Strategic Plan (CSP).

A series of online focus groups will be held in September and October to continue the conversations started with the community during engagement activities for the CSP earlier this year and address the feedback provided by residents during the consultation period.

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM said the online focus groups are an opportunity for Council to delve deeper into the issues raised by residents and gain a better understanding of what the Penrith community wants and needs for the future.

“So far, our conversations with the community earlier this year told us that safe and efficient roads, affordable housing, access to services, local jobs and the environment are some of the important topics for us to focus on,” Cr Fowler said.

“The online focus groups are an opportunity for us to continue our engagement in a safe way; to drill down on these topics raised and identify the key social, economic and environmental priorities for our community, as well as strategies to help us achieve them.”

Three 60-minute focus groups are scheduled for September and October which the community are invited to register for. The focus groups are open to Penrith residents aged over 16 years and Cr Fowler is encouraging everyone to get involved.

“This is your chance to share your views and ideas and help us create the ultimate road map which will guide Council over the next 12 years and set us on the path to becoming Western Sydney’s most liveable city,” Cr Fowler said.

Online Focus Groups

Session 1: Strengthening Council’s community relationship
22 September at 11am
This focus group is dedicated to understanding what a successful relationship looks like between Council and our community, and ways the community would like to work together with Council.

Session 2: Growing Penrith’s lifestyle
7 October at 11am
This focus group is dedicated to learning about what services the community sees as integral to a healthy and sustainable lifestyle: safe public and open spaces, events, services, roads, and transport are all up for discussion.

Session 3: Protecting the environment and managing growth
15 October at 11am
This focus group is dedicated to understanding the community’s views on the environment, the growth of the City and the needs of our future residents.

Find out more and register now for one of the upcoming focus groups at:
Residents who would like to contribute but can’t attend the upcoming focus groups are encouraged to contact Council on

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Wednesday, 9 September 2020.