Penrith City Council has announced an investment of over $400 million towards infrastructure and operational works to meet the growing service level requirements of the city, delivered as part of the Draft 2023-24 Operational Plan.

The plan was unveiled at Council’s May Ordinary Meeting and is the second instalment of Council’s four year Delivery Program 2022-26. The plan contains specific actions for 2023-24 that aim to continue effective service delivery and progress action on the 136 identified priorities. 

Penrith Mayor, Tricia Hitchen, has encouraged the community to get involved in the consultation process which will remain open until 1 June 2023. 

“The Draft 2023-24 Operational Plan and Draft 2023-24 Fees and Charges are essential documents that outline the priorities and actions of Council for the coming year,” Mayor Hitchen said. 

“We want to hear from our residents, businesses, and stakeholders to ensure that we are meeting their needs and expectations. 

“Our city is growing, and we must ensure that we have the necessary infrastructure and services to support our residents and businesses. The investment outlined in this draft plan will enable us to meet the current and future needs of our community.” 

The draft plan prioritises essential works and projects to ensure the city’s continued growth and development. 

The investment proposed includes capital works, such as road upgrades, footpath improvements, and new community facilities, as well as operational works to maintain existing infrastructure and services. 

It also includes initiatives to support the city’s sustainability goals, including investing in renewable energy and reducing the city’s carbon footprint. 

The Draft 2023-24 Operational Plan and the Draft 2023-24 Fees and Charges documents will be placed on public exhibition from 5 May to 1 June 2023. 

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