Penrith skyline to be transformed as population growth expected

Penrith skyline to be transformed as population growth expected
Penrith skyline to be transformed as population growth expected

Penrith in Sydney's west is shaping up as one of the city's newest growth hotspots.

The population levels are expected to jump from 195,000 to 260,000 by 2031, and the area's economic catchment is tipped to expand to one million people over the same period.

A number of property developments are slated for the suburb.

The latest is Toga's newest development, Penway Place, on the corner of Union Place and Mulgoa Road.

The first stage of the development will comprise 81 apartments, designed by SJB Architects who won the recent design competition.

They will work with their design partner Architect Prineas on the four-building development that provides a new urban residential and mixed-use precinct.

Penrith skyline to be transformed as population growth expected

Fabrizio Perilli, TOGA CEO, said SJB’s design stood out in what was a high-quality field of design competition entrants.

“We received some truly fantastic submissions from highly-respected design and architecture firms, but at the end of the day, SJB and Architect Prineas’ concept for Penway Place most closely matched our own vision for this part of Penrith and the community,” Perilli said.

“The development will draw on feedback from local residents by directly connecting with its environment and the local landscape, finding inspiration in natural elements such as layered barks, gum leaves and earthy textures.

“The project’s key theme is ‘Live Your Way’, and what SJB have put forward will allow the growing Penrith community at Penway Place to enjoy life to the fullest in what is being termed Sydney’s ‘New West’.” 

The first release of the development is set to feature a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, with a number offering views to the Nepean River and neighbouring Blue Mountains. 

Penway Place is also planned to include a vibrant public plaza and retail precinct, providing a lively space for Penrith locals and visitors to enjoy.

There will be a private landscaped podium with a BBQ and seating areas, a community garden, gym, multi-purpose / kids play room and outdoor dog park.

The idea of the ‘New West’ is a key driver in Penrith City Council’s Economic Development Strategy, which has outlined a vision targeting an increase of between 42,000 and 55,000 local jobs by 2031 – across the health, education, tourism, arts and culture, advanced manufacturing and advanced logistics sectors – further boosting the suburb’s future prospects.

“Looking ahead at what the next decade or so will mean for Penrith, it’s exciting times,” Perilli added..

“This population will undoubtedly need access to quality, affordable housing, from first homebuyers to downsizing locals, and this is what we are aiming to provide for the community.”

To find out more about Penway Place, click here. 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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