Our City Centres

Our City Centres

Penrith City Centre

Council's strategy to transform the City Centre and deliver jobs for the future. A process of collaborative discovery it identified new economic, social and environmental drivers, addressed barriers to investment, and identified catalyst projects to revitalise the city.

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SPARK... your city after dark, Council’s award-winning strategy looks at bringing the night economy to life. We are a vibrant, growing City. We are a place of limitless opportunity. Read more on our website here

The Penrith City Centre Vision sets the framework for the City Centre to grow into a prosperous, vibrant and attractive City. The Vision is supported by the Penrith LEP 2010 and  Penrith City Centre Civic Improvement Plan.

Council worked with local businesses, residents and shoppers to gather information and make recommendations to improve the streets of the City Centre. These recommendations are captured by the Penrith City Centre Public Domain Masterplan Council adopted in June 2013.

Download the Penrith Public Domain Manual Council adopted in July 2015. 

St Marys Town Centre

Council is leading an exciting planning pathway to manage growth and change in St Marys Town Centre over the next 20 years through a place-based, design-led process. This pathway has three stages: 

Stage 1: St Marys Town Centre Structure Plan (completed) 

Stage 2: St Marys Town Centre Master Plan (underway) 

Stage 3: Planning Implementation Plan 

The St Marys Town Centre Structure Plan has set a place vision, place outcomes and strategic and spatial directions to guide the growth of St Marys as a vibrant, welcoming, sustainable and authentic strategic centre that meets the changing needs of our community. Community input was sought on two occasions as part of developing the plan, in February – April 2022 and August – September 2022. Council formally adopted the Structure Plan on 28 November 2022. 

Council is now progressing Stage 2 of the planning pathway – the St Marys Town Centre Master Plan. Supported by additional technical studies, the Master Plan will refine the directions and framework plan of the Structure Plan. 

Further information on the Planning Pathway including the adopted Structure Plan and its supporting documents can be found here.

The St Marys Town Centre Place Plan a community-led roadmap outlining actions over the next five years to transform the Town Centre through events, activities, public space improvements, and other projects.

The Place Plan is informed by the vision and outcomes outlined in the St Marys Town Centre Structure Plan and was developed in close consultation with the community. 

You can find out more here.

The current planning controls for the Town Centre were set and adopted by Council and came into effect in 2010 as Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 (LEP 2010) and Penrith Development Control Plan 2014. These documents underpin the Strategy with a mixed use business zone (B4 Mixed Use) applying over all of the Town Centre. This zone permits a variety of commercial, retail and residential uses. The documents also control the future built form and urban design of the Town Centre.

There is currently significant interest in developing sites in and around the Town Centre. These development proposals are generally consistent with the Strategy and include mixed use and high-density residential developments and the redevelopment of the two (2) existing shopping centres.

Any development proposal requires a development application supported by appropriate studies into its constraints and opportunities (for example, traffic management, car parking and drainage. The community is notified of all development applications by Council's Development Services Department as part of the Development Application Process. Council's Development Services team can be contacted on 4732 7777 or at.

Kingswood Centre

The Kingswood Pedestrian Lighting Strategy promotes pedestrian safety, amenity, way finding and enhances peoples’ experience of the Kingswood Traders Precinct at night.

Download a copy of the Kingswood Pedestrian Lighting strategy.

Download the Kingswood Public Domain Manual Council adopted in September 2014.