City Park Precinct

Creating a City Park Precinct in the heart of Penrith City Centre is a key component in shaping our City for the future.

This contemporary public space, surrounded by a mix of housing and specialist retail, will foster redevelopment of private land and service cultural and civic needs for residents, workers and visitors. The precinct, with links through to High Street, will revitalise City Centre shops and encourage the redevelopment of many High Street arcades.

Support for a ‘City heart’

A wide range of stakeholders supported the creation of a centrally located ‘city heart’, during extensive community engagement for Penrith Progression in 2014. A City Park Review was undertaken, as part of the Penrith Progression process, to establish what the City Park should look like. This report, by consultants Hames Sharley Pty Ltd, makes various recommendations.

Worldwide, successful City Park Precincts integrate urban elements like cafes, alfresco dining areas, galleries, art installations, programmed events and active recreation.


The underlying design principles for the City Park Precinct are:

Council plans to go to market to ask investors for bold ideas for the City Park Precinct, as part of an Expression of Interest (EOI) process. Council will seek submissions that are in line with the City Centre vision and underlying design principles for the Precinct. The incredible response to the release of the EOI for the first two council-owned City Centre sites – Reserve Street and Union Road – shows this process works.

As a key landowner, Council has the capacity to directly leverage positive change by strategically using publicly owned land to unlock the City’s potential. We want to be proactive and achieve remarkable results, for the benefit of our growing community.

Building a City for the future

Over the next 15 years Penrith City’s population will grow by 60,000 and our economic catchment will double to 1 million people. Penrith Council is working to create at least 10,000 new jobs and 5,000 new dwellings in the City Centre in that time.

We are thrilled to be planning this vibrant destination, which will represent a significant infrastructure investment for the benefit of our growing community.

Council is dedicated to finding partners that will help deliver innovative and remarkable results for our residents, workers and visitors.

We are the heart of the New West and we’re building a City of the future.

Go to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), the Document Library and Key Dates for more...



Creating a City Park Precinct in the heart of Penrith City Centre is a key component in shaping our City for the future.

This contemporary public space, surrounded by a mix of housing and specialist retail, will foster redevelopment of private land and service cultural and civic needs for residents, workers and visitors. The precinct, with links through to High Street, will revitalise City Centre shops and encourage the redevelopment of many High Street arcades.

Support for a ‘City heart’

A wide range of stakeholders supported the creation of a centrally located ‘city heart’, during extensive community engagement for Penrith Progression in 2014. A City Park Review was undertaken, as part of the Penrith Progression process, to establish what the City Park should look like. This report, by consultants Hames Sharley Pty Ltd, makes various recommendations.

Worldwide, successful City Park Precincts integrate urban elements like cafes, alfresco dining areas, galleries, art installations, programmed events and active recreation.


The underlying design principles for the City Park Precinct are:

Council plans to go to market to ask investors for bold ideas for the City Park Precinct, as part of an Expression of Interest (EOI) process. Council will seek submissions that are in line with the City Centre vision and underlying design principles for the Precinct. The incredible response to the release of the EOI for the first two council-owned City Centre sites – Reserve Street and Union Road – shows this process works.

As a key landowner, Council has the capacity to directly leverage positive change by strategically using publicly owned land to unlock the City’s potential. We want to be proactive and achieve remarkable results, for the benefit of our growing community.

Building a City for the future

Over the next 15 years Penrith City’s population will grow by 60,000 and our economic catchment will double to 1 million people. Penrith Council is working to create at least 10,000 new jobs and 5,000 new dwellings in the City Centre in that time.

We are thrilled to be planning this vibrant destination, which will represent a significant infrastructure investment for the benefit of our growing community.

Council is dedicated to finding partners that will help deliver innovative and remarkable results for our residents, workers and visitors.

We are the heart of the New West and we’re building a City of the future.

Go to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), the Document Library and Key Dates for more...