Thursday, 10 June 2010

Penrith. 'No' to relocation

The Penrith Business Alliance (PBA) wants the NSW government's transport agency to relocate its 400 staff in the Sydney CBD to boost the future of Penrith. "There is a degree of frustration in Penrith because we are not getting the infrastructure we need out here, At the moment Penrith is out of sight and out of mind when it comes to decision- making and the best way to answer that is to move the department responsible for transport to Penrith," said PBA chairman, Paul Brennan. Transport Minister John Robertson rejected the idea saying: "At this stage there are no plans to spend taxpayers' money relocating," he said in The Daily Telegraph. He said there were more than 2200 public servants working in Penrith, including staff from the Sydney Catchment Authority, the RTA, Housing NSW and Department of Juvenile Justice, as well as public servants such as teachers and police. The PBA’s other ideas to grow Penrith include attracting a major corporation, creating a new health technology precinct and upgrading the Penrith Lakes facility.



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