The Nepean Greens are calling for the old council chambers site, on the corner of Station and Henry streets, to be transformed into a town hall for community use.
Greens candidate for East Ward, Peta Holmes, said: “We want a town hall so the people of Penrith have somewhere to gather – as a place for community engagement.”
“We want for there to be community forums where members of the public can engage directly with Councillors outside of council meetings. A town hall would be a perfect place for this to happen, as well as acting as a symbol of Council’s commitment to this community.”
Michelle Tormey, Greens candidate for North Ward, agrees that the central and easily-accessible location of the old council chambers site would make it an excellent location for a town hall.
“All great cities around the world have some kind of central communal location and we believe that Penrith deserves no less,” she said.
“Greg Davies recently said that the ‘Penrith is Here’ logo is about promoting the region to the rest of the country. A town hall would really say that we – that all of us – are here.”