Beginning the delivery of another priorityin 10 Big Ideasto GrowPenrith, Liberal Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres hashosted a workshop of key stakeholders to discuss potential ways to grow Penrith’s events and tourism economy.
The workshop, which included representatives from the Penrith Business Alliance, Penrith City Council and key venues within the region was hosted by Mr Ayres on Monday and discussed opportunities for the events and tourism industries to draw on the strengths of the Penrith region.
Mr Ayres briefed attendees on the NSW Government’s establishment of Destination NSW and the role this organisation will have in supporting the staging of events in Penrith.
\”Penrith hasimmense potential to become a centre for events in New South Wales.\” Mr Ayres said today.
\”We have a Premier who wants to shift the pressure of major events away from Sydney’s CBD to relieve congestion and it is places like Penrith which are set to benefit if we take all the necessary steps.
\”As requested by Penrith’s business community in 10 Big Ideas to Grow Penrith,I am committed to working with stakeholders across our region to attract visitors to our area to support the growth of our economy.\”
NSW Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing George Souris confirmed the Government’s commitment to hosting events in western Sydney to the NSW Parliament.
\”Last month the Premier and I announced that an international rowing festival would be held in western Sydney at Penrith. It is part of this Government’s commitment to the people of western Sydney and it is expected to generate $7 million of new money into the local economy.\” Mr Souris said.
\”This Government is proud to support an event which boosts the economy and generates interstate and international visitors, particularly to western Sydney.\”