Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM has welcomed the infrastructure announcements from the State Government as it handed down its latest budget saying it is quite timely given the ongoing discussions Penrith City Council have been advocating.
“I’ve been in Canberra speaking to federal Ministers and advocating for our regions needs and we now have the State Government addressing the needs of Western Sydney residents and businesses. I am excited about our growth and future,” Councillor Fowler said.
“I believe we are on the threshold of seeing a New West, one that is supported and recognised as a crucial component in the growth of New South Wales, if not Australia.
“The announcement to investigate options for the M9 Outer Sydney Orbital motorway, $109 million for road upgrades and funding to western Sydney Councils to deliver infrastructure to support 3000 new homes in growth areas will deliver some of the largest investment in infrastructure the area has experienced.”
Penrith City Council has long been an advocate for further investment in infrastructure (both rail and road) linking the growing area to those in the northwest and southwest. The Western Sydney Employment Lands have the capacity to create jobs of the future that will service the growing community which is something that has been identified through the Penrith Progression project.
Penrith Progression is a collaborative process of active community and stakeholder participation to bring to life visions and plans to revitalise Penrith as a regional city. Participants in Penrith Progression are working with a team of specialists in developing an economic masterplan, place-shaping framework and an action plan all of which will be boosted through the investment and infrastructure in Sydney’s west.
“We are looking forward, with great anticipation, to seeing the creation of the western Sydney we have planned and advocated for many years,” Cr Fowler said.
“One that has good roads, good jobs and support for the people who choose to live in one of the fastest growing regions in Australia.”