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24 September 2016 Posted by 

PENRITH TOURISM BOOST

New apartments cater to growth

SIXTY-one serviced apartments will be built in North Penrith, providing a boost for local tourism.

Penrith City Council has approved an eight-storey apartment block for 15 Engineers Place, which is situated in the ‘Urban Plaza’ precinct of the Thornton development.

Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown said the $19.8 million development is a much needed facility to support Penrith’s thriving tourism industry.

“Penrith currently has 1.3 million visitors annually and we are working to double that figure, by 2025,” Cr McKeown said.

“A recent study showed that more tourist and visitor accommodation was desperately needed to support the growth of this industry in Penrith. It will also lead to a range of benefits for the region, including the creation of new jobs.”

The serviced apartments have been designed by DKO Architecture for St Hilliers.

They are situated 70 metres north of Penrith Station and include a café, conference room, gymnasium and two levels of car parking.

Tim Casey, Executive Chairman of St Hilliers, said: “The serviced apartments are a great addition to Penrith City and reflect the diversity of living, retail and services found within the thriving mixed-use precinct at Thornton.”

Penrith Council is taking advantage of Penrith’s range of adventure experiences and currently marketing the City as the ‘Adventure Capital of NSW’.

“By 2025 – thanks to Council plans and efforts by local tourism and venue operators – we aim to have more than 2.6 million visitors, spending more than $500 million annually,” Cr McKeown said.



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