Planning Proposal for 57 Henry Street, Penrith

Council is proposing to change some of the planning controls applying to 57 Henry Street, Penrith. The site is located about 800m from Penrith train station on the edge of the City Centre’s main commercial area, immediately west of the Lemongrove Road bridge.

The intention of the changes is to facilitate the development of the land for a mixed-use development in two towers; one at 25 storeys, the other at 41 storeys. The development would provide approximately 451 residential units, commercial office space and retail space. This would require Council’s development consent.

The Planning Proposal seeks to amend Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 to nominate the land as a Key Site, enabling development of the site to access additional floor space in return for the provision of community infrastructure. It will also allow for additional permitted uses (residential flat buildings, and shop top housing) to occur on the land, if the development includes minimum floor space for non-residential uses.

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.
  • 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.

We're now seeking your feedback on the proposed changes between 31 May and 30 June 2019. You can download the Planning Proposal in the Document Library. A paper copy of the exhibition material can be viewed at:

  • Penrith Civic Centre (601 High Street, Penrith) between 8:30am and 4pm weekdays
  • Penrith Library (601 High Street, Penrith) between 9am and 8pm weekdays, 9am to 5pm Saturdays and 10am to 5pm Sundays
  • the St Marys Business Office (207-209 Queen Street, St Marys) between 8:30am and 4pm weekdays
  • St Marys Library (207-209 Queen Street, St Marys) between 9am and 8pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5:30pm Fridays, 9am to 5pm Saturdays and 10am to 5pm Sundays.

If you would like to make a submission on the Planning Proposal you need to do so in writing by 30 June 2019.

Submissions can be made by email to: cityplanningteam@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au, or by post with letters marked for the attention of the City Planning Team and sent to:

The General Manager

Penrith City Council

PO Box 60

Penrith NSW 2751

They can also be left with staff at the Penrith Civic Centre.

We will acknowledge all the submissions we receive, so if you do not receive an acknowledgement within 10 working days of making your submission please contact us.

Council is proposing to change some of the planning controls applying to 57 Henry Street, Penrith. The site is located about 800m from Penrith train station on the edge of the City Centre’s main commercial area, immediately west of the Lemongrove Road bridge.

The intention of the changes is to facilitate the development of the land for a mixed-use development in two towers; one at 25 storeys, the other at 41 storeys. The development would provide approximately 451 residential units, commercial office space and retail space. This would require Council’s development consent.

The Planning Proposal seeks to amend Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 to nominate the land as a Key Site, enabling development of the site to access additional floor space in return for the provision of community infrastructure. It will also allow for additional permitted uses (residential flat buildings, and shop top housing) to occur on the land, if the development includes minimum floor space for non-residential uses.

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.
  • 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.

We're now seeking your feedback on the proposed changes between 31 May and 30 June 2019. You can download the Planning Proposal in the Document Library. A paper copy of the exhibition material can be viewed at:

  • Penrith Civic Centre (601 High Street, Penrith) between 8:30am and 4pm weekdays
  • Penrith Library (601 High Street, Penrith) between 9am and 8pm weekdays, 9am to 5pm Saturdays and 10am to 5pm Sundays
  • the St Marys Business Office (207-209 Queen Street, St Marys) between 8:30am and 4pm weekdays
  • St Marys Library (207-209 Queen Street, St Marys) between 9am and 8pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5:30pm Fridays, 9am to 5pm Saturdays and 10am to 5pm Sundays.

If you would like to make a submission on the Planning Proposal you need to do so in writing by 30 June 2019.

Submissions can be made by email to: cityplanningteam@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au, or by post with letters marked for the attention of the City Planning Team and sent to:

The General Manager

Penrith City Council

PO Box 60

Penrith NSW 2751

They can also be left with staff at the Penrith Civic Centre.

We will acknowledge all the submissions we receive, so if you do not receive an acknowledgement within 10 working days of making your submission please contact us.