Planning Proposal for 57 Henry Street, Penrith

The public exhibition has finished and the deadline for written submissions has passed. 

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.

Public Exhibition

Council invited the public to comment on the proposed changes when the Planning Proposal and supporting information was publicly exhibited from Friday 31 May 2019 to Sunday 30 June 2019.

The public exhibition has finished and the deadline for written submissions has passed.

The results of the public exhibition will be reported to Council for its consideration in the coming months.

Enquiries

For further enquiries please contact Breannan Dent – Planner on 4732 8196.

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.

Public Exhibition

Council invited the public to comment on the proposed changes when the Planning Proposal and supporting information was publicly exhibited from Friday 31 May 2019 to Sunday 30 June 2019.

The public exhibition has finished and the deadline for written submissions has passed.

The results of the public exhibition will be reported to Council for its consideration in the coming months.

Enquiries

For further enquiries please contact Breannan Dent – Planner on 4732 8196.