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Penrith and St Marys on the fast track to success

05 December 2022

The enormous potential and vision for the Penrith region has been shared and celebrated as part of Penrith City Council’s inaugural Positively Penrith Symposium Series. 

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Historic Police Cottage restored for riverside dining

05 December 2022

Penrith City Council recently unveiled the restored historic Police Cottage at Emu Plains. The $3.2 million upgrade means more residents and visitors to our City will be able to enjoy the riverfront, with the café set to open in January 2023.

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Council’s new Penrith Visitor Guide showcases diverse tourism offering

05 December 2022

Penrith City Council has launched a new Visitor Guide – an invitation to discover positively adventurous Penrith!

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Penrith a winner in WestInvest funding announcement

05 December 2022

Penrith City Council’s vision to make Penrith the place to be is a step closer to reality after securing close to $30M funding for two transformational projects in the region.

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Council’s ‘Meet the Experts’ event sparks conversations among local entrepreneurs

04 December 2022

Penrith City Council hosted a Start Me Up Penrith event last month with 'Meet the Experts' at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, as part of this year's Spark Festival.

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Penrith Council’s Greening Our Workplaces

04 December 2022

Penrith City Council will be planting over 1,000 trees in industrial areas and major transport corridors, as part of their Greening our City tree planting program.

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Council ‘positive’ about refreshed brand

04 December 2022

Penrith City Council adopted a refreshed approach to its brand and marketing at the Policy Review Committee Meeting on Monday, 12 September 2022.

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Penrith Made: Soul Sports

04 December 2022

In this edition of Penrith Made, we discover more about Soul Sports.

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Free Mental Health Package for local businesses launched

04 December 2022

A mentally healthy workplace is good for employees and good for business, and local businesses and workers can now take advantage of free and easy-to-do programs that can help you support mental health in your workplace. 

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Amazon Australia announces plans to onboard 500 new local seasonal roles at Kemps Creek

04 December 2022

Amazon Australia has announced plans to onboard over 2,000 seasonal workers for the festive season with approx. 530 of these roles based at their Kemps Creek site, providing seasonal job opportunities for our local workforce.

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Big business relocating to Penrith

04 December 2022

Penrith has secured another high-profile tenant, with Winning Group set to open a new purpose-build distribution centre at Kemps Creek in late 2023.

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Construction kicks off at Bradfield City

04 December 2022

Work is currently underway on the first building at Bradfield City, a 3,840 square metre multi-purpose facility that will house office, exhibition and event spaces.

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Council wins Climate Change and Resilience Award

04 December 2022

Penrith City Council was named winner of the Climate Change and Resilience Award at the recent 2022 Planning Institute Australia - NSW Awards for Planning Excellence!

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Next stage of Penrith’s new City Park underway

02 December 2022

Work is underway to construct City Park in the heart of Penrith and transform the City Centre.

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Recognition for local business owner at Blind Australian of the Year Awards

02 December 2022

Craig Shanahan, owner of The Blind Chef Café & Dessert Bar in Penrith was recently announced as the Inaugural Winner, Link Vision Employer of Choice Award 2022, at the Blind Australian of the Year Awards Gala Dinner on the Gold Coast.

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Council wins LGNSW Planning Award

31 August 2022

Penrith City Council’s planning team were the winners of a Local Government NSW (LGNSW) Planning Award in early August at the Local Government Week Awards dinner,

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“Feel new in Penrith” campaign set to boost local economy

31 August 2022

Council has partnered with Destination NSW (DNSW), to launch a two-part consumer marketing campaign to welcome visitors back to Penrith, raise awareness of our unique visitor experiences, boost the local economy, encourage longer stays and drive day trippers. 

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Mayor speaks with local businesses about Penrith’s future

31 August 2022

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen highlighted Penrith’s strong position to become Western Sydney’s most liveable region and Australia’s greenest, most connected and technologically advanced city in early August at the Penrith Chamber Networking Event held at the Penrith Civic Centre.

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Council’s plans for a more connected, liveable and walkable community

31 August 2022

Council has submitted a list of 37 projects worth $397 million to be considered for the $2 billion available to 15 councils and communities under the NSW Government’s $5 billion WestInvest Program. 

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New Education and Training Model open for business

31 August 2022

The Western Parkland City Authority (WPCA) has recently launched the New Education and Training Model (NETM), piloting the first micro-credential on metal additive manufacturing in partnership with Western Sydney University and GE Additive. 

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Council recognised at AIPH World Green City Awards

31 August 2022

Council has been awarded a ‘Certificate of Merit’ for its Cooling the City program in the international AIPH World Green City Awards (International Association of Horticultural Producers). 

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Penrith Mayor signals official start of Gipps Street Recreation Precinct project

31 August 2022

Last month, Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen and Penrith City Council’s General Manager Warwick Winn signalled the start of the multi-million-dollar Gipps Street Recreation Precinct project, with a sod turning event at the 32-hectare site. 

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Penrith Made: Clover Fields

31 August 2022

In 1983, creator Liz Valek started Clover Fields when she sustained a major leg injury after returning home to Australia after living overseas for many years. 

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Latest budget to bring vision for Penrith City to life

31 August 2022

The Penrith Local Government Area is undergoing a period of major transformation and Penrith City Council’s latest Budget highlights the importance of creating a liveable, connected, active, accessible, and sustainable City for the future. 

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Construction begins on new $54M private hospital in Western Sydney

31 August 2022

An official ceremony has been held to mark the start of construction on a new $54M private hospital being built by Matilda Health Care in a world-class medical hub adjacent to Nepean Hospital in Western Sydney. 

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Squinter’s Brewing Co opens in Penrith

31 August 2022

Local residents and visitors to Penrith now have another venue to enjoy after Squinter’s Brewery opened its doors in August. 

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Western Parkland City Authority chooses Penrith for home base

23 June 2022

Penrith’s growing supply of commercial office space has secured a new tenant in the form of the NSW Government agency Western Parkland City Authority (WPCA).

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Penrith developments recognised

15 June 2022

The Urban Developer 2021 Award winners were announced in March this year. Penrith was well represented with Altis Property Partner’s project Snackbrands winning the Industrial Development category.

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Nepean Health Hub officially opens

15 June 2022

The $50 million Nepean Health Hub in Kingswood opened last month with 90% of its space committed.

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Nepean Hospital reaches new heights

15 June 2022

Penrith residents and neighbouring communities will benefit from a new neonatal intensive care unit, expanded emergency department and 200-plus inpatient beds under the $1 billion Nepean Hospital redevelopment, with construction of the first hospital tower now complete.

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