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View the latest 30 news articles from Penrith City Council here. You can also see a full list of all news articles.

Help shape Penrith's Community Engagement Strategy

25 November 2022

Penrith City Council invites residents to have their say on the revised Community Engagement Policy and the Community Engagement Strategy and Community Participation Plan 2022-26 before Monday 12 December 2022.

Save the threatened Nodding Geebung

24 November 2022

The bushland of western Sydney is unique with many threatened species not being found anywhere else in the world, including the endangered Nodding Geebung (Persoonia nutans)! That's why Penrith City Council has partnered with the NSW Government’s Saving our Species program to host ‘A Nod to Nature — Saving the Nodding Geebung’ event.

Sports infrastructure upgrades on track across Penrith

24 November 2022

Leonay Oval is one of the latest facilities to be upgraded as part of a program of sports infrastructure projects being delivered across the City.

Council joins the campaign against gender-based violence

24 November 2022

Penrith City Council invites residents to take part in 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence from today, Friday 25 November to Saturday 10 December. 

Get into the festive spirit at Christmas in the City

24 November 2022

Celebrate the festive season at Penrith City Council’s free Christmas in the City event series this December. Triangle Park in Penrith will play host to two events that are guaranteed to bring Christmas cheer to young and old with the Twilight Markets and Outdoor Cinema.

Taking the plunge to teach young people swim safety skills

24 November 2022

An immersive partnership program is providing swimming lessons for young people in the Penrith Local Government Area ahead of the summer season.

Shining a light on students’ STEM research

21 November 2022

Students from seven high schools in the Penrith Local Government Area will soon share the findings of their inquiry-based research projects as part of the STEM Community Partnerships Program (STEM CPP).

Active Care Gardening Club blooms once again

21 November 2022

The Active Care Gardening Club took out their gardening tools once again for the Club’s successful relaunch.

St Marys is on the fast track to success

17 November 2022

The potential of St Marys’ growth and connection as a City Centre is sky high and this notion provided a platform for discussion and valuable insight at Penrith City Council’s Connected St Marys event.

ROAM Penrith the place to be this weekend

17 November 2022

Stimulate your senses this weekend with the sounds, sights and aromas of Penrith at ROAM Penrith and enjoy a range of family friendly events in Triangle Park, High Street and Masters Place Car Park which will enchant and enthral.

More places to play for Colyton residents

17 November 2022

Penrith City Council has completed an upgrade of the Brooker and Day Reserve playspace in Colyton.

Queen honoured with local tree planting

16 November 2022

Penrith City Council has honoured The Queen’s 70 years of service to Australia and the Commonwealth by planting 28 new trees in Robinson Park, Jamisontown.

Taste of History at Penrith’s Newest Riverfront Café

16 November 2022

Penrith City Council has today 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.

Penrith lights up with LED streetlights upgrade

10 November 2022

The Penrith Local Government Area (LGA) will be a lot brighter over the coming months thanks to Penrith City Council and Endeavour Energy’s partnership to upgrade the non-LED fitted residential streetlights with energy reducing efficient LED fittings across the community as part of the “Lighting the Future Together” program.

Kingswood’s Bringelly Road to receive new streetscape improvements 

10 November 2022

Council is renewing the heart of Kingswood through the delivery of streetscape improvements to the eastern side of Bringelly Road as part of the NSW Government’s Your High Street program. Works have now commenced and weather permitting, are due for completion by the end of December 2022.  

ROAM Penrith and stimulate your senses

10 November 2022

The tastes, sounds and sights of Penrith will come alive on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November 2022 when ROAM Penrith hits High Street. Saturday’s activities will commence at 5pm and run through to 10pm with food trucks, performances, and exciting art installations, while Sunday will kick off at 11am with workshop activities, a panther hunt, a secret garden, local performers and a whole lot more.

Help us shape Penrith’s next Community Safety Plan

03 November 2022

Penrith City Council is prioritising safety across the Penrith LGA by seeking the community’s feedback for the Community Safety Plan 2023-2027. 

Council renews call for action on Castlereagh Connection

28 October 2022

Penrith City Council is reiterating its stance on the urgent need for an evacuation route in Western Sydney amid news that $50 million has been confirmed for planning for the Castlereagh Connection in the Federal Budget.

Council congratulates Penrith for taking their e-waste to the right place 

26 October 2022

Penrith City Council congratulates Penrith residents for taking their e-waste to the right place at Council’s recent E-waste Drop-off Day on Saturday 17 September.  

Build un-BEE-lievable hotels at Penrith Council’s Bee Bonanza

21 October 2022

With Pollinator Week just around the corner, Penrith City Council’s Bushcare and Biodiversity teams are buzzing with excitement as they prepare for a special Bee Bonanza on Saturday 19 November from 8am-12pm at Bellbird Reserve.

Penrith a winner in WestInvest funding announcement

21 October 2022

Penrith City Council’s vision to make Penrith the place to be is a step closer to reality following a major announcement from the NSW Government today.

Excitement and opportunities are amplified for Penrith City

19 October 2022

The enormous potential and vision for the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA) is being shared and celebrated as part of Penrith City Council’s inaugural Positively Penrith Symposium Series.

Celebrate Mobile Playvan’s 40th Birthday

18 October 2022

For over 40 years, Penrith City Council’s Mobile Playvan has brought the Penrith community together.

New recreation spaces for Trinity Drive Reserve

18 October 2022

Construction is underway in Trinity Drive Reserve, Cambridge Gardens, to upgrade the junior playspace and build a new mixed recreation space for the community to enjoy.

Movie magic awaits at the St Marys Cinema series

18 October 2022

Enjoy movie magic at Penrith City Council’s free St Marys Cinema series this October to December, as Coachmans Park plays host to three outdoor movie nights for the whole family to enjoy.

Next stage of Penrith’s new City Park underway

17 October 2022

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

Explore your City with the Penrith Visitor Guide

17 October 2022

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

 

Penrith Council’s greening our parklands

13 October 2022

Penrith City Council continues to maintain its commitment to reduce urban heat with the Greening our City tree planting program boosting tree canopy and shade at two popular parklands.

Have your say on shared pathways and bike infrastructure in Penrith

10 October 2022

Penrith City Council is enhancing shared pathways and bike infrastructure in the Penrith LGA with the draft Penrith Accessible Trails Hierarchy Study (PATHS) Implementation Plan 2022-2032 now on public exhibition.

Council shines a light on breast cancer awareness

07 October 2022

The Penrith Civic Centre will turn pink every night for the rest of October in support of Pink Up Penrith.