Planning Proposal for 39–49 Henry Street, Penrith

Council is proposing to change some of the planning controls applying to 39-49 Henry Street, Penrith (Link to Google Maps). The site is about 800 metres from Penrith Train Station on the edge of the City Centre’s main commercial area, immediately east of the Lemongrove Bridge. It is largely vacant, but is also occupied by a derelict, single-storey commercial building.

The intention of the proposed changes is to increase the maximum permissible floor space for development on the site to encourage its redevelopment with a new mixed-use development. The currently proposed redevelopment, which also requires Council’s development consent, could be up to 34 storeys in height and contain 445 apartments, a 100-room hotel, and ground floor commercial and retail premises.

The proposed redevelopment of the site would:

  • provide a range of housing with good access to the City Centre, public transport, jobs, shops and services.
  • stimulate the eastern part of the City Centre, including the night-time economy, with new residents and the activity generated by the hotel and commercial uses.
  • generate new jobs in the hotel and commercial uses.
  • deliver much-needed short-term accommodation in the City Centre, and contribute to Penrith’s tourism industry.
  • enhance the City Centre’s appearance, especially its eastern gateway.
  • serve as a catalyst for further investment and development in the City Centre.

The process that Council must follow to consider the proposal is known as the Gateway Process, which requires the public exhibition of a Planning Proposal. A Planning Proposal is a document that explains and justifies the proposed changes to the planning controls.

The Planning Proposal has been publicly exhibited and Council is currently reviewing submissions. The matter will be reported to a future Council meeting for consideration and persons who have made a submission will be notified prior to this meeting. You can download the Planning Proposal (1.33MB) (pdf) in the Document Library.

If you have any questions, visit the Civic Centre and ask to speak with someone from the City Planning Team or contact us on 4732 8196 or at cityplanningteam@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au.

Council is proposing to change some of the planning controls applying to 39-49 Henry Street, Penrith (Link to Google Maps). The site is about 800 metres from Penrith Train Station on the edge of the City Centre’s main commercial area, immediately east of the Lemongrove Bridge. It is largely vacant, but is also occupied by a derelict, single-storey commercial building.

The intention of the proposed changes is to increase the maximum permissible floor space for development on the site to encourage its redevelopment with a new mixed-use development. The currently proposed redevelopment, which also requires Council’s development consent, could be up to 34 storeys in height and contain 445 apartments, a 100-room hotel, and ground floor commercial and retail premises.

The proposed redevelopment of the site would:

  • provide a range of housing with good access to the City Centre, public transport, jobs, shops and services.
  • stimulate the eastern part of the City Centre, including the night-time economy, with new residents and the activity generated by the hotel and commercial uses.
  • generate new jobs in the hotel and commercial uses.
  • deliver much-needed short-term accommodation in the City Centre, and contribute to Penrith’s tourism industry.
  • enhance the City Centre’s appearance, especially its eastern gateway.
  • serve as a catalyst for further investment and development in the City Centre.

The process that Council must follow to consider the proposal is known as the Gateway Process, which requires the public exhibition of a Planning Proposal. A Planning Proposal is a document that explains and justifies the proposed changes to the planning controls.

The Planning Proposal has been publicly exhibited and Council is currently reviewing submissions. The matter will be reported to a future Council meeting for consideration and persons who have made a submission will be notified prior to this meeting. You can download the Planning Proposal (1.33MB) (pdf) in the Document Library.

If you have any questions, visit the Civic Centre and ask to speak with someone from the City Planning Team or contact us on 4732 8196 or at cityplanningteam@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au.