Housing Right Place, Right Time

Debate in the public arena on housing targets and the ability to deliver housing in the most appropriate locations is nothing new.

Those discussions have long been a feature of Penrith City Council’s strategic and evidence-based approach to increasing housing supply, especially in St Marys which has been identified as one of the Transport Oriented Development (TOD) sites.

Penrith Council has been engaging with the Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure (DPHI) to plan the future of the city and welcomes the continued ability to do so in a localised, nuanced place-based approach that will deliver high-quality housing, community amenity and infrastructure outcomes.

Penrith Mayor Todd Carney said Council’s strong strategic platform has been prepared, to plan for the future needs of the city and address the critical issue of housing.

“Council has been working with the department on responding to the challenges of the TOD and low/mid-rise housing policies,” Cr Carney said.

“We appreciate the efforts taken by DPHI in recognising the work we have done, and welcome the deferral by the department for Council to continue its work in this space.

“Council is excited about the future of St Marys, and want to continue to work with the Government on issues such as flooding in the Penrith CBD, timely infrastructure delivery and funding – which are important to achieve not only housing supply, but also jobs and great community amenity.”

With an existing pipeline of housing, Council is continuing to undertake extensive strategic work to inform this growth and is working to ensure this pipeline responds to the need for additional growth in the right locations, at the right time.

Critical to that growth is infrastructure. Council is committed to working with the NSW Government on setting evidence-based and infrastructure-supported housing targets while improving the identification, coordination and delivery of infrastructure with state and federal government.

Housing Position Paper – Penrith City Council

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