Penrith Council has welcomed the state government's infrastructure strategy and recognised some positive outcomes, while acknowledging that challenges remained.
"The flood mitigation plan for the Hawkesbury-Nepean is welcomed and will give thousands of people peace of mind," mayor Mark Davies said.
"The work on the extension to the M4 will ease some of the congestion many of our residents face every day.
"But an ideal long-term solution to the high cost of motorways, and one the Premier has recognised, is to increase the variety of jobs locally, giving people more time with their families.
"There is no need for so many to make the long west to east commute on motorways.
"A great solution is to develop the 10,000 hectare Western Sydney Employment Area, stretching from Erskine Business Park to Badgerys Creek, which can provide 50,000 jobs."
A community forum in conjunction with World Psoriasis Day is on November 1.
Psoriasis affects the skin and occurs when the immune system mistakes skin cells as a pathogen, sending out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells.
The condition can often have a significant impact on a person's life.
The forum will be held from 6pm-8.30pm at the Education Block at Westmead Hospital.
A panel of local experts will cover how to manage the disease, the connection between psoriasis and joints, cardiovascular risk, strategies to cope with the condition, its impact on quality of life and myths about psoriasis.