The draft Rural Lands Strategy (RLS) has been prepared to provide a strategic approach for managing and protecting the social, economic and environmental values of our rural lands. The RLS puts forward a framework built around five priorities, 17 associated outcomes and actions that will ensure we move towards these desired outcomes.

A revised draft of the Rural Lands Strategy has been prepared to acknowledge recent government plans and investments for our City and the changes these will likely bring to our rural lands. An earlier draft Rural Lands and Villages Strategy was exhibited with the Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) in late 2019.

The Rural Lands 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).

Have your say

The public exhibition period has been extended to 17 May 2022 and an additional Community Drop-in Session is to be held at Berkshire Park. Further details are below.

Have your say in relation to the draft Rural Lands Strategy. You can tell us what you think by:

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

  • Please include a subject line indicating “Rural Lands 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

  • Webinar: Rural Lands Strategy

    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 Rural Lands Strategy, please contact Council’s City Strategy team on 4732 7777 or email: citystrategy@penrith.city