Council rolls out red carpet for events

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Council has developed a suite of documents to attract new events to the City and make the process of holding an event in Penrith as easy as possible.

The Event Prospectus is targeted at intrastate and interstate event organisers; it gives them an overview of the City and provides information about venues, facilities and services available in Penrith.

New Sponsorship Guidelines and Application Form outline the financial support Council offers, as well as important information about holding an event in Penrith.

These documents have been developed by Council's Event Development Officer in response to the growing number of requests to hold events in Penrith.

Penrith City Mayor Councillor Karen McKeown said Penrith has become the destination of choice for event organisers.

"With world-class venues, plenty of open space and access to public transport, it's easy to see why Penrith is a popular choice for music, sport, cultural and community events," Cr McKeown said.

"Penrith welcomes more than 1.3 million visitors annually and more than 20% of these are attending special events, annual, monthly and weekly events.

"These events inject approximately $22.5 million into the local Penrith economy, and last year created the equivalent of 158 full time temporary jobs. 

"We value the positive impact events have and want to make the process of holding one here as easy as possible. The documents we've created are a one-stop-shop for event organisers; providing them with all the information they need to hold a successful event in Penrith.

"As well as outlining the financial, promotional and logistical support Council offers, they pool relevant event information from several Council departments into the one document.

"Saving people time and making the process as easy as possible is what we're trying to achieve, and I think event organisers will find these documents a valuable resource.

The Event Prospectus, Community Event Sponsorship Guidelines and Major Event Sponsorship Guidelines are available for download. See the Event Organisers page for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact Council's Event Development Officer Shelley Lee on 4732 8060 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Thursday, 1 October 2015.