Public exhibition of Council’s plans for 2019-20

Public exhibition of Council’s plans for 2019-20

Friday, 10 May 2019

With the 2019-20 financial year fast approaching, Council would like to hear what our community thinks about our planned works, budget, fees and charges for the next 12 months.

Many residents took the opportunity to help shape our 10 year Community Plan and our four year Delivery Program for 2017-21. Our annual Operational Plan for the 2019-20 financial year is a detailed plan that shows how we are working towards achieving those longer term goals informed by the community.

Together these plans ensure we’re using our resources effectively and efficiently to best meet the needs of the community, now and into the future.

From 6 May until 3 June, you can view and comment on Council’s 2019-20 draft Operational Plan and proposed Fees and Charges. Feedback can be made online at yoursaypenrith.com.au or in person at the Penrith Civic Centre, St Marys Business Office or any Penrith City library branch.

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM said he strongly encourages anyone who lives or owns property in the Penrith Local Government Area or uses Council services and facilities to take the time to have a look at the plans.

“We’re spending $264.6 million across 48 diverse functions in 2019-20 for our City,” Cr Fowler said.

“A large portion of this money needs to be spent on things we’re already committed to. We provide services for more than 200,000 residents across 38 suburbs. More than 4,000 children are enrolled across our 31 children’s services locations; our libraries are visited by 1,500 people each day and our 51 community buildings are used by over 470,000 people each year. 

“We maintain 1,076 km of local and regional roads; over 1,250 hectares of open space; 544 playgrounds and parks and our 105 sporting facilities are used by approximately 32,000 people each weekend. 

“You can imagine the bills just to keep the lights on, our trucks and mowers full of petrol, and the water flowing.

“This year will see engagement start on a number of exciting projects for our City, including the recreational area at Regatta Park and the City Park. Construction work will also start on the new carpark at Soper Place,” he said. 

There are a number of ways you can have your say on our plans and proposed fees and charges. We are receiving feedback until Monday 3 June via:

  • Online survey: at yoursaypenrith.com.au
  • Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Letter to the General Manager (Attention: Corporate Planning Team), Penrith City Council, PO Box 60, Penrith NSW 2751

We will consider each and every submission received on the draft documents before they are finalised and reported to Council’s Ordinary Meeting on 24 June.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Friday, 10 May 2019.