More jobs in Penrith makes dollars and sense

Article image - More jobs in Penrith makes dollars and sense Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres MP with Penrith Council Director Barry Husking and Penrith City Mayor Greg Davies agree it's time to relocate jobs to Penrith City.

More jobs in Penrith makes dollars and sense


Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres MP with Penrith Council Director Barry Husking and Penrith City Mayor Greg Davies agree it's time to relocate jobs to Penrith City.

Penrith Council has called on the New South Wales Government to relocate more jobs to the regional city.

Penrith City Mayor, Greg Davies, said the creation of 3000 new jobs would inject $671 million into the City's economy, and lead to an additional 2,190 service jobs based on local economic multipliers.

"Every day more than 50,000 workers leave the region to work in Sydney.

"That's a lot of wasted hours spent commuting that can be better spent at home, with family and friends and in the community. More jobs for our City is my highest priority as Mayor."

Council and the Penrith Business Alliance (PBA) developed a business case outlining the advantages of relocating government jobs to Penrith, which Mr Davies personally delivered to the NSW Parliament.

"We heard the Government was looking to relocate offices from high-cost areas in Sydney and saw it as an opportunity to promote Penrith City as the ideal solution.

"There are a number of suitable development sites close to public transport at around half the cost currently being paid for government office space."

State Member for Penrith and Deputy Chair of the Economic Development Committee, Stuart Ayres, has also taken the message to State Parliament.

"Moving government jobs to Penrith will fulfil the land use planning and employment objectives of the 2021 State Plan, the Sydney Metro Plan and the Penrith City Strategic Plan." he said.

"It will take advantage of a regional workforce offering demonstrated strengths in administration, health and education, and deliver on the PBA's aim to attract at least 3000 government jobs to the City."