Parking to return to normal in Penrith

Parking to return to normal in Penrith

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Time limits for both on-street and off-street parking and Penrith City Council carparks are set to return to normal in August, following five months of eased parking restrictions to support local businesses. 

From 1 August, Penrith City Council will resume normal parking management operations including patrols of the Penrith and St Marys CBDs and other high activity areas, as well as enforcing time restrictions for on-street and off-street parking and Council car parks. 

This follows a transition phase throughout July which will see Council’s Parking Rangers increase their presence with proactive patrols across the City and issue courtesy warnings throughout the last two weeks of July.  

Since March Penrith Council has not enforced time limits on car parking to support local businesses during the pandemic. As COVID-19 restrictions are eased, Penrith Council’s parking sensor data indicates that demand across the CBD is returning to normal. 

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM said the community has shown they are ready to get back to business and need the support of Council by providing parking availability.  

“Council has been proactive in supporting local businesses as they deal with, and recover from, the imposed COVID-19 restrictions. We now need to help businesses even further by encouraging more frequent parking turnover for increased business activity,” Cr Fowler said.

“While many Councils have already returned to full time parking enforcement, we have taken a far more flexible and pragmatic approach to enforcement. Come August, and after five months of these relaxed measures, we are asking our community to adhere to the parking regulations so that we can all work, shop and dine locally. 

“Anyone coming into the City Centre is encouraged to download Council’s ParkPenrith app from the App store or Play store. This free app displays data from the in-ground sensors installed last year and makes finding a parking spot much easier,” Cr Fowler said.  

Find out more about parking in Penrith at 

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Tuesday, 7 July 2020.