The draft Local Housing Strategy (LHS) has been established to guide housing change and manage population growth in Penrith City over a period of 20 years, from 2016 to 2036. One of the key components of the Strategy is its establishment of a Housing Vision and associated set of objectives. The Strategy considers four broad themes, namely, housing location; housing diversity; housing affordability; and housing design, character and resilience.

A revised draft of the Local Housing Strategy has been prepared to build on recent government plans and investments for our City, and provide a strategic approach to managing housing and population growth. An earlier draft of the Local Housing Strategy was exhibited with the Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) in late 2019.

The Local Housing Strategy forms one component of the Places of Penrith strategic planning framework, which will establish the vision and directions for the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA).

Council is seeking the community’s views on the draft Local Housing Strategy.


Webinar: Local Housing Strategy

Have Your Say

The public exhibition period has been extended and an additional Community Drop-in Session is to be held at Berkshire Park. Further details are below.

You are invited to provide feedback on the Local Housing Strategy to Council by 5pm on Tuesday, 17 May 2022 by:

  • completing the online survey, located further down this page
  • emailing citystrategy@penrith.city
  • sending a letter to the City Strategy Department, Penrith City Council, PO Box 60, Penrith 2751

  • Please include a subject line indicating “Local Housing Strategy” in emails and letters.

    We’re also holding drop-in sessions at the following times and locations, where you can come along and talk to Council staff face to face:

  • Village Café Kingswood, Thursday 14 April, 9.30–11.30am
  • Village Café North St Marys, Thursday 21 April, 9.30–11.30am
  • Community Drop-in Session, Mulgoa Hall, Tuesday 26 April, 6.00–8.00pm
  • Village Café Llandilo, Thursday 28 April, 9.30–11.30am
  • Community Drop-in Session, Penrith Library Theatrette, Thursday 28 April, 6.00–8.00pm
  • Community Drop-in Session, Berkshire Park Hall, Thursday 12 May, 5.00-7.00pm
  • What happens next?

    Feedback provided by the community will be reviewed and considered by the Elected Council at an upcoming Council Meeting.

    General enquiries: For general information about the draft LHS, please contact Council’s City Strategy team on 4732 7777 or email: citystrategy@penrith.city