Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce has been supporting local businesses since 1927 and is fast approaching an impressive 100-year milestone.
On the runway ahead lie some game changing opportunities for Penrith and western Sydney, not least the delivery of the Western Sydney International Airport that will transform the city and region.
As well as being a consultant to Paddle Australia, Richard Fox said he is honoured and excited to be elected as the new Chamber President, replacing Kate Rafton, who has led the Chamber over the past two years introducing the successful Lights on Penrith business events.
The Chamber’s role is to connect and collaborate with the local and wider business community, represent the interests of the region to key stakeholders and advocate for sustainable growth and creative change.
Last week, Penrith City Council launched its Invest Penrith prospectus setting out the city’s future with strategic centres, connected transport infrastructure and improved liveability, through soon to be delivered revitalisation projects like the riverside Regatta Park.
In parallel, the business sector is growing the city, bringing new hospitality destinations, conference facilities, business parks, tourism attractions and accommodation to the region.
Thousands of jobs are being generated by these investments and there is more in the planning pipeline as we look forward to the next release of business, leisure, and lifestyle opportunities in the Penrith Lakes precinct.
This growth economy is everybody’s business, which is why the Chamber is collaborating with government agencies, other business networks and local Councils in Greater Western Sydney to help grow its destination and liveability profile. Equally important is making sure that business and the wider community in the Penrith Valley is “airport ready” for that anticipated first landing and direct rail link to St Marys and Penrith.
Along the way, more events at the Penrith Lakes precinct, like the 2025 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships at a newly upgraded Olympic Whitewater course, will be an opportunity to showcase the attractiveness of the city, valley and region to an Australian and global audience.
If you’re in business in Penrith, it’s time to connect with your local Chamber.
For more information visit www.penrithchamber.org.au.