Penrith City Council has welcomed the Premier’s announcement that the NSW Government plans to bring more major events and festivals to Penrith City and the region.
Deputy Mayor Jim Aitken OAM said Penrith is primed and ready to take on and host some of NSW’s major events and festivals.
The Penrith City community and wider western Sydney region will benefit from having more quality events close to home,” Councillor Aitken said.
“The benefits to the region are enormous. Events help boost the local economy, create local jobs and attract visitors to Western Sydney, which is where almost one in every 11 Australians live.
“Penrith City Council has made attracting major events to the city a priority for a number of years.
“Penrith City has the wide open spaces and the transport to hold major events and help relieve the Sydney CBD of some of its congestion.
“Shifting some major events to Western Sydney will allow us to build on the profile of successful events we already hold such as the annual Defqon dance festival and Penrith City Australia Day celebrations, which each attract tens of thousands of local, interstate and international visitors; and, Sydney Festival events held here in January.
“Major events will also showcase the other attributes of the region to visitors including beautiful rivers and reserves, art galleries, performance centres, fine foods and wines to mention a few.
“We are delighted that the Premier has recognised the role that Penrith and Western Sydney can play in boosting Sydney’s thriving global capital status further.
“We are all proud Sydneysiders whether we live in the east or west of the city and Penrith City Council looks forward to working closely with WSROC and the Premier in the months and years ahead.”
caption: Defqon 1main stage.