“Driving real change and improvements to Penrith CBD“
ACTIVATE • REJUVENATE • POPULATE
Penrith CBD Corporation is funded through a special rate levy collected from local property owners in the CBD. The Corporation works closely with Penrith City Council and key business partners to assist & support local business owners, retailers and restaurants “unlock the opportunities” and grow their business ready for our cities future.
The CBD Corporation assists through referring local business to Western Sydney Business Centre, Nepean Community College & other local educational and mentoring businesses to “unlock the opportunities” for the CBD businesses through education & skills training.
The CBD Corporation supports small business with rejuvenation projects, working with the property owners and businesses to achieve outcomes of improvements.
The CBD Corporation Calender of events helps activate the CBD bringing awareness and foot traffic for small business. 2015 yearly Penrith Festival achieved crowds over 25,000 in the CBD, strengthening the brand awareness for many local businesses and also saw the Corporation achieve the NSW Tourism Awards finals.
The CBD Corporation Membership is FREE for any business in the CBD area (contact us to see if you fit within the boundaries) the membership is growing with its local database to help us communicate and connect other local businesses. The membership sponsor is WSBC and they offer 2 FREE health checks for any business that joins. We work towards building our future city ready for the growth expected with the infrastructure changes, including over 4,000 local new residents living locally in the CBD within the next 2 years.
Local business and residents are encouraged to SHOP & DINE locally in the Penrith CBD, growing the strength of local jobs and the economy for small business.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CBD BUSINESSES
HIGH STREET UPGRADE
Penrith Council is about to start upgrading and transforming High Street in the Penrith city centre. This is an important, city-shaping project that will renew the city centre and have major benefits for residents, workers, visitors and local businesses.
WHAT COUNCIL WILL BE DOING?
- Improving and increasing outdoor dining spaces
- Installing significant stormwater culverts to reduce flash flooding.
- Constructing new granite paving on the footpath.
- Installing new street furniture.
- Upgrading the street lighting.
- Replacing the trees with new, appropriatemedium sized street trees that will provide shade.
- Constructing 3 footpath extensions for additional outdoor dining and seating.
They will be doing the work in 3 sections:
- Section 1 – Woodriff to Station Street
- Section 2 – Intersection of High and Station Street
- Section 3 – Station Street to Riley Street
Section 1 is due to start on Monday 9 April 2018.
Council is doing everything they can to minimize the disruption and keep High Street open for business and shoppers. The work will be done in three sections and is expected to take 12 months to complete.
This process will take time but the end result will benefit the whole of the CBD. Penrith CBD Corp will be here to support you through the changes and the construction process.
For more information please head to https://www.yoursaypenrith.com.au/HighStreet and Council will be available to answer any concerns you may have.