Penrith Council’s Police Cottage revamp nominated for Sustainability Award

PENRITH Council’s remarkable transformation of the historic Police Cottage into a sustainable café and restaurant has earned a well-deserved spot on the shortlist for the Sustainability Awards 2023 in the Adaptive Reuse (Alteration/Addition) category. This achievement recognises the dedication to preserving heritage whilst embracing a greener future.

The project garnered excitement within the community, as it promised not only to breathe new life into the historic site but also to showcase Penrith’s commitment to sustainability. 

The revitalisation of the Police Cottage into a café and restaurant included Council’s innovative idea to retain the original structure of the building by reusing over 80 per cent of the original materials.

Visitors can now step back in time to experience the historical architecture of 1908 whilst soaking up views of the Nepean River and enjoying a coffee or meal at the restaurant.

Stay tuned for the winner’s announcement at the Sustainability Awards Gala in November, hosted by Architecture & Design and check out the shortlist for the awards in this link