Penrith ready to embrace new cultural festival
- Written by Adam Gatt Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
The NSW Government’s proposal to bring a new cultural festival to Western Sydney from next year could provide a significant boost to Penrith’s visitor economy.
The NSW Government's proposal to bring a new cultural festival to Western Sydney from next year could provide a significant boost to Penrith's visitor economy.
Penrith Mayor John Thain has welcomed the announcement and says Penrith will be ready to maximise the benefits of this event for local tourism operators, businesses and the community.
"Penrith has already established itself as a natural choice for world-class events and we'd welcome the opportunity to further enhance and grow Penrith's visitor economy as a key stakeholder in this new cultural festival," Cr Thain said.
"Tourism injected $257.9 million into the local economy in the 2015/16 period and is set to increase as our region continues to be seen as a destination in its own right.
"The development of tourism opportunities across all seasons will stimulate local jobs, a key outcome of Council's 2017 - 2021 Delivery Program.
"Major events bring clear benefits to the region, significantly boosting our local economy and lifting the profile of our City as an attractive place to invest and visit.
"Council looks forward to working with the NSW Government to plan and deliver this unique cultural festival to Western Sydney," said Cr Thain.
Photo caption: Penrith's annual Real Festival brings thousands of visitors to the banks of the Nepean River.
Information contained within this news release was correct as at Wednesday, 13 June 2018.