Penrith City Council is transforming the former Council Chambers at 129-133 Henry Street into a new commercial building known as 131 Henry Street. 

This project will be the catalyst for the revitalisation of the Penrith CBD and set the benchmark for future city developments.  

The design of the building focuses on both workers and the local community to create a workplace of the future with activated public and retail spaces for everyone to enjoy.   

With the population of Penrith set to increase and over half of our working population already commuting outside of the local government area each day for work, we need to significantly increase our employment opportunities. 

Global architecture firm, Woods Bagot, won a Design Excellence Competition for the building, following a rigorous competition and assessment from a panel of independent industry experts.  

131 Henry Street will not only address the limited supply of A-grade commercial space in Penrith, but it will also strengthen Penrith's role as an employment hub within Western Sydney, creating in excess of 150 jobs through construction and a further 430 jobs upon completion. 

The proposed building incorporates best practice principles of environmentally sustainable design and is targeting a minimum of 5 Star Green Star rating in line with Council's Cooling the City Strategy. It also reimagines the building in a sensitive way that respects its important history as the former Council Chambers while providing a modern place to work with cafes and dining.

Well-positioned in the heart of Penrith's CBD, this building delivers on Council's vision through investment to create a prosperous and sought-after city with employment opportunities close to home.    

The future occupants of the commercial building will experience the ease and convenience of retail, restaurants and major public transport links on their doorstep, while also being adjacent to the future City Park.

Why are we transforming the former Council Chambers?

Western Sydney is undergoing significant transformation and growth to become Sydney’s third CBD. Fundamental to this growth is local investment in new infrastructure and the creation of new employment opportunities. 

With over half of Penrith’s working population commuting outside the local government area each day for work, Council is committed to increasing the employment opportunities in our City.  

Located in the heart of the CBD, 131 Henry Street is perfectly positioned to lead the growth of Penrith as a major employment hub in Western Sydney. The redevelopment of 131 Henry Street will provide A-grade commercial space and create in excess of 150 jobs through construction and a further 430 jobs upon completion.  

Council is investing in projects like the revitalisation of 131 Henry Street to create a highly liveable future city with employment opportunities close to home.


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