Council Receives Funding Boost For St Marys

Penrith City Council has received $400,000 from the NSW Government to help create a more vibrant and thriving St Marys Town Centre.

The Community Improvement District (CID) Pilot Program funding will be used to deliver a suite of initiatives which were identified in the recently endorsed St Marys Town Centre Place Plan.

The Place Plan outlines actions over the next five years to enhance the Town Centre and was developed following extensive community engagement and planning.

Lighting and streetscape improvements, signage, programs to help prepare local businesses for future growth, and more events that celebrate local culture, will be funded through the grant.

A marketing campaign will also be implemented to encourage investment in St Marys, and to attract more people into the Town Centre to enjoy all that it has to offer.

Penrith Mayor Todd Carney said these initiatives will help to grow and strengthen the local economy.

“These improvements and programs will complement other significant projects in the area, like St Marys Central Park and the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport rail line, to establish St Marys as a strategic centre in Western Sydney,” Cr Carney said.

“We will collaborate closely with the St Marys Town Centre Corporation, local businesses, community members, and other organisations to deliver these initiatives.

“Council thanks the NSW Government for recognising the importance of investing in St Marys and the benefits this funding will bring to our community.”

Minister for Western Sydney and Member for Londonderry Prue Car said she was delighted to see the plan to improve the town centre at St Marys.

“It is fantastic to see our local area set for revitalisation, particularly as work continues on the rail connection to Western Sydney Airport.

“Our community of St Marys has so much on offer – I cannot wait to see the new installations, lighting and other enhancements this initiative will bring.”

Find out more about the St Marys Town Centre Place Plan at:

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