Penrith is located 50km from Sydney’s CBD, is on the popular domestic and international visitor route to the Blue Mountains, and is recognised as the gateway to the Blue Mountains. Penrith offers adventure opportunities and proximity to the planned Western Sydney Airport and the region is positioned as one of three major growth areas in Western Sydney, however its unique point of difference is water-based. Penrith Lakes and the Nepean River present an important tourism opportunity, but need development.