The former Community Connections Building located at 114-116 Henry Street, Penrith, was destroyed by a fire in December 2021. Due to extensive structural damage the safest option is to demolish the building.  

A Development Application (DA) for the demolition was approved in late 2023 and Council has appointed a contractor to undertake the works. 

Council is working with neighbouring businesses to ensure they are notified of the works and kept up to date on the progress of the project.   

Following the demolition of the building, Council will assess future opportunities for the site that will benefit the community and support our vision to become a vibrant world-class city.   

Frequently Asked Questions

The former Community Connections Building located at 114-116 Henry Street, Penrith, was destroyed by a fire in December 2021. Council worked closely with the tenants to find alternative office space in Penrith, while the site was boarded up to ensure the safety of the community.   

Council has assessed the building and concluded that, due to extensive structural damage, the safest option is to demolish the building.  

Council has appointed a contractor to undertake the works. The demolition will commence in Q2 2024 and is expected to be completed by September 2024, pending weather. Neighbouring businesses and the community have been notified of the works.

Council will ensure minimal disruption to neighbouring businesses and the community during the demolition of the building. Council is in contact with neighbouring businesses to ensure they are kept up to date on the progress of the demolition project.

Following the demolition of the building, Council will assess future opportunities for 114-116 Henry Street that will benefit the community and support our vision to become a vibrant world-class city.

For general information about the project, please contact property@penrith.city