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Penrith to host hospitality forum


Penrith City Council will next month host a Hospitality Industry Forum to allow local businesses to come together to discuss the hospitality sector.  

Mayor, Todd Carney said the purpose of the forum is to allow local bars, cafes and restaurants to share their stories and provide feedback on how government and business can support each other in building resilience in the area of hospitality. 

“It is a tough time for business, particularly with the cost-of-living pressures leading to reduced consumer spending, increases in rent and operating costs as well as staff shortages all affecting our local businesses,” he said.

Mayor Carney said it’s important for Council to gauge business’ opinion of the current operating environment and how the organisation can assist the sector.  

“A survey is also currently available as an opportunity for businesses to provide their feedback if they are unable to attend the forum, with the results to be shared with the participants at the forum.” 

The forum will be held on Tuesday, 7 May from 10am-noon at Mr Watkins, High Street Penrith. RSVP via

“I would love to see many businesses attend – it is vital to have local hospitality businesses supported,” the Mayor said.

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